Olusegun Mojeed, the new president and chairman of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, has stated that the institute will contribute its quota to the effort to review labour law.
During a press conference in Lagos, he explained his vision for the institute.
“CIPM is the foremost people management and organizational development institution, not only in Nigeria and Africa but globally,” Mojeed stated. We have the rule of law on our side. We are not solely relying on that law; we are also involving various sectors.
“The Minister of Labour has just allowed us to be part of the review of the labour law, along with the National Consultative of Employers Association, National Labour Congress and government. This is because we are directly managing the people who make up the industry through creativity and disruptive innovation.”
He stated that there was a need to intentionally build capacity among people.
He went on to say, “Without a doubt, people are any organization’s greatest and most valuable asset.” They are the only assets that gain value over time. Let us focus on human capital development in whatever field we find ourselves in.
“It is time for us to pay attention to developing our people, as a people, an institute and a nation. “We need to grow our people intentionally. That is why there should be this handshake between the private sector and the public sector.”
He said, “Mentoring and grooming the next generation of leadership; Inclusiveness and intergenerational connectedness; Delivering exceptional service to all stakeholders; and accreditation of certificates and scaling up of capacity and competence.”
According to Mojeed, the civil service provided an enabling environment and infrastructure, and his organization was already in contact with relevant stakeholders.
He added, One of the core tenets of this administration is a serious engagement with our civil service, we started with Lagos State years back.
We are looking at the way we can help as an institute. If we arrogantly ignore the civil service and allow it to collapse, then the private sector would not be able to make progress.
We started with Lagos State years ago, now we are with the Head of Service of the Federation and we are doing great work there. This administration will continue that great work started by my predecessors.