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IBDFM strengthens hold on Adamawa, inducts 34 new members

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The Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management (IBDFM) has inducted 34 new members into its various category of membership at its 28th Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme, which held in Yola, Saturday.

Out of the number, 10 were inducted as fellows of the institute, 16 were inducted as senior members, 6 were inducted as full members while one person was inducted each into associate member and graduate member categories.

The institute which has cut a niche in providing world class professional training in various spheres of human endeavor has over the years provided a lot of professional mentorship especially for young and aspiring professionals in the state.

The strides recorded by the institution in the state was aptly captured by the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute Prof. A.A Aminu during his welcome address.

“The Institute provides quality management training, research and consultancy services in the fields of General Management, Business Management, Banking, Finance, Accountancy and Economics.

“The Institute’s MCPD is aimed at improving, reviewing, renewing and updating the knowledge, skills and ability of all professional members and to ensure that they are in tune with latest developments in the fields of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management for optimal productivity in today’s challenging work environment.

“The theme chosen for today’s programme is ‘Developing Strategic Thinking for Organisational Effectiveness’. I must therefore commend all the new and the old members of the Institute who are here as participants to the MCPD,” Aminu said.

He noted that because of the strategic importance of Adamawa State, the institute deemed it fit to conduct its first professional training and induction of new members after the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

Aminu told the newly inducted members that their professional membership certificates will prepare them to a wide world of opportunities and will place them strategically in the ever increasing competitive job and business environments.

“It also provides you the opportunity to attend both local and international conferences where you meet with world-class scholars and academics, entrepreneurs, professionals, bureaucrats and technocrats from all works of life to collaborate, find job opportunities and negotiate deals among others,” Aminu said.

He encouraged members to use the appropriate acronyms after their names on their business cards, CVs, email signatures and other personal correspondences.

The president said Fellow members should use FBDFM after their names; Senior member should use SBDFM after their names; Full members should use IBDFM after their names; Associate members should use SBDFM after their names and Graduate members should use IBDFM after their names.

In her remark, the Vice Chancellor, Adamawa State University (ADSU) Mubi, Prof. Kaletapwa George Farauta, who is
one of the 10 recipients of the Institute’s prestigious Fellowship award and doubles as the chairman of the occasion thanked the governing council of the Institute for their gesture.

She called on all other inductees to strictly abide by the rules of engagement and oaths they take in other to propel the institute to greater heights.

In his vote of thanks, the Member Governing Council and Chairman Local Organising Committee, Dr Adamu Muhammad Dodo traced the success of the programme to strategic thinking, adding that the collective undertaking has indeed paid off.

Dodo has acknowledged the contributions of both the old and the newly inducted members to the success of the programme as much as he thanked the Council of the Institute for approving Adamawa chapter to host the first post Covid-19 Institute’s activities and for approving the decoration of investiture gown on the Fellow members.

Similarly, a fellow of the Institute Mohammed Ismail, the publisher of The News Hawk and Fact-Check online news portals was full of encomiums for the institution, saying that it has opened a floodgate of opportunities for its members in Adamawa.

” This institute is without mincing words doing greatly in building the capacity of its members. Fortunately, the institute has placed a lot of premium and positive attention on Adamawa State which translates into the positive strides and milestones we are seeing today.

” We plead with the institute to maintain this tempo for the benefit of our aspiring people, especially our young and budding professionals,” Ismail said.

Names of the newly inducted members:

Fellow membership Category:
1 IDI ALI AMINU
2 MOHAMMED GIDADO MOHAMMED
3 KALETAPWA FARAUTA
4 IBRAHIM MIJINYAWA YAYAJI
5 GARBA UMAR
6 SALIHU USMAN MALKOHI
7 BAPPA DALHATU ISA
8 ABDULSALAM SAFIYANU
9 HALILU MALABU
10 MURTALA MOHAMMED ZUBAIRU.

Senior Member Category:

1 ABDULLAHI TARA SAIDU
2 YAKUBU SULEIMAN
3 SULEIMAN YAHYA
4 ABUBAKAR AHMAD MA’AJI
5 AMINU MUSTAPHA
6 ADAMU PETER SAWA
7 MUHAMMAD BAKARI TUKUR
8 ALIYU SULEIMAN
9 IDAKWO ONUKPEJE
10 MURTALA IBRAHIM
11 DAHIRU MOHAMMED YOLE
12 MUHAMMAD BELLO ABUBAKAR
13 ABDULLAHI INUWA YOLE
14 BABA HADIZA IBRAHIM
15 GIREI YAKUBU HAMIDU
16 ALIYU ADAMU

Full Member Category:

1 DAUDA ABUBAKAR
2 HASSAN ALHAJI AHMADU
3 MOHAMMED KAMAL MAHMUD
4 STANLEY SAMSON DALATU
5 KINGSLEY PETER
6 HAMIDU MARYAM

Associate member Category:
HAMIDU ISMAILA GIREI

Graduate Member Category:
MARKUS SOMHA