The Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), has elected new principal officers to run its affairs for the next two years (2021 – 2023) with Major-Gen Abdullahi Muraina (rtd), the erstwhile Deputy President, emerging as the 23rd President and Chairman of Council.
A statement signed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Institute, Mr Tony Fadaka, said the retired military officer takes over from Mrs Patience Anabor, the immediate past President of the Institute.
Also elected were Dr Christiana Vincent-Atako, a former acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC) as Deputy President while Commodore Abimbola Ayuba (rtd.), a former Director at both Defence Headquarters and Naval Headquarters, Abuja, becomes the National Treasurer.
The new President, a Fellow of the Institute since 2011 and its former National Treasurer is an alumnus of both University of Lagos and the University of Ilorin from where he obtained a B.Sc. in Accounting and Master of Business Administration respectively.
He had an early Koranic education and attended the Islamic Mission School, Odoye Ibadan for his primary education before proceeding to the Nigerian Military School, Zaria for his secondary education between 1972 and 1976. He was at the Polytechnic Ibadan for his Advanced Level course between 1976 and 1978.
Muraina had a distinguished career in the Nigerian Army and retired voluntarily after 35 years of meritorious service as a Major General.
He was until his retirement from the Nigerian Army in September 2014, the Chief of Accounts and Budget (Army).
The retired General whilst in the Nigerian Army held several command, staff and instructional appointments. These include members of the Nigerian Army Training and Assistance Group in The Gambia and served as Head of the Gambian National Army Finance and Records; a role he performed creditably in the quest for repositioning that country’s Army’s Finance. (Tribune)