The APBN National President, Dr. Omede Idris, stated this at a press conference at the end of a 2-day Presidential Retreat in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
At the event themed: “Repositioning the APBN: strategies for collaboration of professional bodies,”the association lauded the Federal Government for the recent constitution of boards, councils and commissions.
The President added that professionalism and collaboration are key and indeed fundamental to success in business, governance, convergence of knowledge and broad-based professional development built on partnership, competence and skills in various areas.
Omede, however lamented non-constitution of professional regulatory bodies particularly in health sector.
He urged government at various levels to therefore avail professionals across all disciplines the opportunity for policy direction and implementation, adding that the APBN membership of 30 professional associations, presently cuts across virtually all sectors of the economy such as finance, health, infrastructure, administration, management, science, technology and law.
His words :”Nigeria economic diversification should focus on domestic production, export and mineral resources, Agriculture and other sources of revenue generation.
“The government attention and achievement in agriculture should be sustained, while there should be a renewed, progressive and proactive interest by the Federal Government in the Ajaokuta Steel Company, in Kogi State.”