The Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria (CIPMN) has called on the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to include CIPMN’s practising license and seal as one of the prequalification requirements for all contractors bidding for Federal Government contracts in all the states of the federation.
Mrs Victoria Okoronkwo, the President and Chairman, Governing Council of the organisation made this known during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment in Abuja on Monday.
Okoronkwo said the would help to advance the cause of project managers for government at all levels as well as the private sectors.
She added that it would also help help to recognise project managers in the civil service scheme of service so as to enable both private sector and civil service appoint and engage qualified project managers to head project management units.
” Permit us to request the assistance of the minister for take-off financial grants to enable us set up the right structural and administrative framework, critical to a professional institute like this.
” Since it is one of our fundamental mandates to develop human capital in the areas of project management, we will appreciate if the minister grant us approval for the training/registration of the management and staff of the ministry and MDAs under your supervision.
” This will enhance their overall project management capacities and improve on their productivities.”
She, therefore, pledged the readiness of the organisation for prompt interface with the ministry to give project management due recognition to play pivotal role in the nation’s socio-economic development.
In his response, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo promised to look at the organisation’s request and find ways to partner with them to advance their cause.