- Adagunodo Urges Young Nigerian Employees to Embrace Organizational Awareness
The Managing Director of Jumia Travel, Omolara Adagunodo, has urged Nigerian employees to embrace organizational awareness in order to guarantee personal and career growth.
Adagunodo made this call at the first edition of the Young Manager’s Summit organised by the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) (Chartered) held recently at the Management House, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Presenting on the topic: ‘Harnessing the Power of Organizational Awareness’, Adagunodo stated that organizational awareness is about employees having a holistic understanding of their organization from top to bottom, and being aware of the external forces that impact their organization.
“Today, we have a lot of employees with an indifferent approach to the happenings at their place of work. But as employees and young managers, you have to show inquisitiveness and curiosity, identify influencers and get to know them and how they operate, go the extra mile, work hard, play hard, dig deep and fly high. Have informal conversations with co-workers and get their perspectives on how things get achieved,” Adagunodo said.
On the benefits of being organizationally aware, she highlighted that it helps to improve staffing decisions, promotes team building, communication, culture and leadership effectiveness. It also ensures that managers understand the strengths and weaknesses of all employees and give them an opportunity to think outside the box and learn new things.
In his opening remarks, the Director, Capacity Building, NIM, Mr Jude Iheanacho MNIM, FCA said: “The aim of the Young Manager’s Summit is to refocus attention on young Nigerians who aim to become future managers in their various fields of endeavours and equipping them with the right knowledge and mindset.”
Iheanacho reiterated the NIM’s commitment to nurturing the development and growth of young managers reeling out initiatives such as the NIM-NYSC partnership that allows corp members to be graduate members of the NIM and the Young Managers’ Competition to celebrate young competent managers among other initiatives.
106 Nations Back Okonjo-Iweala for WTO Top Job
Over 100 Nations Back Okonjo-Iweala for WTO Top Job
The entire 27 European member states have declared support for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigeria’s former minister of finance, in her bid to become the first female director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The European member nations presently backing the former minister are France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.
This bring the number of countries officially backing Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy to 106 out of the 164 states that made up WTO. The number includes the 55-member African Union.
The WTO’s consultation process ends today and the new leader is expected to be named in November but an EU official said the EU will publicly announce its support for the 66-year-old economist today, according to AFP.
The final winner between the two women will replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo and former director-general of the 25-year-old trade organisation.
British Embassy Reopens For Visa Applications
United Kingdom Embassy in Nigeria Has Reopened For Visa Applications
The United Kingdom embassy in Nigeria has reopened for operation after shutting down about five days ago because of the #EndSARS protest.
Last week, the UK High Commission said “Due to the ongoing protest in Nigeria and for the safety of both staff and applicants, our Nigeria centres will be closed for 48 hours at a minimum. For applicants with booked appointments within this period, please you will need to reschedule your appointment for next week, from 26th October 2020.
“We will continue to post regular updates on this page, so please keep checking back for the latest information on reopening. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.”
However, on Tuesday the embassy through its official tweeter handle @UKinNigeria said “Our TLS contact Visa Application Centres are now open in Nigeria.”
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FG Declares Thursday Oct 29 Public Holiday to Celebrate Eidul-Mawlid
The Federal Government has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
A statement signed on Tuesday by Mohammed Manga Director (Press & Public Relations) Ministry of Interior said the Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion.
Aregbesola enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The Minister admonished Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59 which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger, if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end”
Aregbesola also urged Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with the President Muhammadu Buhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.
The minister, who described the youth as the hope and future of the nation advised them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it. For him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process.
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