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IIM-Africa Inducts, Confers Awards On Members



The Institute of Information Management (IIM-Africa) annual lecture and induction ceremony has been held in Lagos where awards were conferred on deserving members.

Speaking at the event, the president and chairman, Governing Council, IIM, Amb. (Dr.) Oyedokun Oyewole called for support from members in order to achieve the desired goals.

He enjoined members not to derail from the goals but to work for the growth of the institute. “Coming together is the beginning, staying together is the progress and working together is successful”, he said.

While congratulating the inducted members, he said, “It is very certain you are going to face challenges in this journey, but these challenges are positive as it will help us to achieve our desired result.” He therefore beseeched them to exhibit high integrity and strive to do their best and  cooperate with him for the betterment of the institute.

“I know you are all blessed with different  intellectual and ideological gifts. But the most important thing for us is to see our self as a team, how to achieve our goal should be our priority,” he added.

While delivering lecture at the event, the vice chairman, Computer Warehouse Group Plc, Mr. Austin Okere, said the technology, Blockchain goes beyond financial application.

Okere who lectured on “Blockchain and the Future of Information Managements” added that block chain is a shared virtual public ledger where encrypted transactions are confirmed by outside parties.  He noted that it is this technology that the Fintechs are leveraging to disrupt the traditional banks.

The institute also inducted new members into various IIM membership categories ranging from Graduate, Associate Professional, Senior Professional, Fellow, Honorary Fellow and Corporate.

Among the new governing council members inaugurated are, Amb. (Dr.) Oyedokun Oyewole, who was re-elected as the President, Mrs. Soyebi Oluwakemi Abiodun, the Vice President, Alhaji (Dr.) Fatai Oyewole Salahudeen and the Director, Digital Asset, Leadership Newspaper, Mr. Tayo Adelaja as the Director of Public Relations and Sponsorship amongst others.

Among the awards recipients were Mrs Aisha Iyabo Ogeiriakhi who was given award for her outstanding contribution to the information management industry and for her selfless service to the information management industry in Africa.

She was also awarded with Best IIM Coordinator Of The Year, for successfully organising and hosting the first IMM Africa International Programme and induction in the United Kingdom in 2017.

Best International IIM Fellow of the year award was given to Ngwanaphalama Margaret More, a South African, for consistency in membership obligation since 2015. Other awardees include Princess Tiwalade Owho who received the Most Outstanding member of the year award and Olukayode Adeniyi who received the Best IIM Social Media Group Administrator of the year award.



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