Institute of Directors Meet in Port Harcourt


The Institute of Directors, an affiliate to the Institute of Directors UK, is a Professional Organization made up of men and women of high degree of integrity, reputation and status. The institute is geared towards promoting directors, develop corporate governance, represent its members to Governments, enhance the economy for business development and provide services to its members.
At Landmark Hotel in Port Harcourt, on the 28th of March 2018, the PortHarcourt zone of the Institute held her Member’s Evening and Election with the topic “Addressing Unemployment: Local Content as an option,”
The Executive Secretary to the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Engr, Simi Kesiye Wabote was the Guest speaker of this epoch making event while Sir Innocent Harry, Chairman of the Port Harcourt Zone and Alhaji Ahmed Rufa’I Mohammed President/Chairman of the Institute served as Host and Chief Host respectively.
In his welcome remark, the branch Chairman in a brief statement expressed his gratitude to all who found time to show up for the event and highlighted on the topic of discuss. He said Nigeria as a country can explore local content as a panacea to solve the high level of unemployment.
In the same vein, the Director General of the Institute Mr Dele Alimi thanked all those present and further talked about timeliness as being a major component of corporate governance and must be entrenched in all persons and businesses in other to achieve success. He said the uniqueness of the institutes lies on its members who are captains of industries in both the private and the public sectors.
The guest speaker while addressing the topic “Addressing Unemployment: Local Content as an Option” talked about the difference between Unemployment and Underemployment. He mentioned that about 500,000 graduates are produced yearly in the country but less than half of them attain job opportunities. He said that in other to tackle the unemployment rate in the country, we must add value locally but local content is not the only solution to the problem but a step to solving the problem. he advised Directors to use their skills in identifying avenues to solve the unemployment problems. In his final words he said ‘Think Global; Act local.”
Before the vote of thanks by the Vice Chairman of the zone Mr Patrice, the guest speaker was handed an award of Excellence by the Zonal Chairman.

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