Sir Asuquo Inuikim Obon, KJW has said that no stage of human growth comes without responsibilities.
He says, “a man at infant is free and innocent from every obligation and burden for accountability.”
Dr Inuikim made the averment Thursday while chatting with newsmen in Lagos, after his conferment as Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), Chattered.
He maintained that when children begin the growth process, they gradually become duty bound to fulfill certain obligations.
“It all starts with little errands at home. The parents would engage them in doing little things like sweeping or mopping the floor, washing the dishes and other house chores.
“As they grow and start going to schools, their responsibilities increase from those at home to others in school, church and the rest”, he further stated.
Engr Inuikim pointed out that every stage of man’s existence, must attract some level of commitment and service, without which such growths would be meaningless.
He reiterated that the Award of Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), Chartered points to the fact that he has assumed new status of responsibility to the service of the nation and to humanity in general.
He thanked the organization for rewarding his decades of committed service with the prestigious award of Fellow and assured that he would do his best to sustain the energy, as well as meet new targets to justify the confidence reposed in him.
The Jerusalem pilgrim who is the former President-General of Oron Union, a foremost socio-cultural organization in Nigeria (founded 1925), holds the second highest chieftaincy title of Akpaha-Òrò (Pillar of Oron people).
The Knight of John Wesley is currently the General Manager, Marine Logistics, Shipping Division at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Asuquo Inuikim was accompanied by his wife, Lady Edak A. Inuikim; his brother and Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Sir Eyo Inuekim, KJW; Oro community in Lagos and staff members of the NNPC.
In her address, the President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Mrs Patience Ehizogie Anabor stated that it was a thing of honour for one to have been found worthy of upgrade to the Distinguished grade of Fellow.
Patience Anabor enjoined the new Fellows to make themselves available when they would be called upon to serve the organization in their various areas of professional competence.
Meanwhile, Nze Emmamuel Chibuzo Ibe, FNIM presented the Keynote on the theme of the 2021 Awards, Fellows & Spouses’ Day Luncheon thus, “Our Prosperous Enterprise, Our Secured Feature: The Place of Institution Building.”
Other prominent personalities who also received the Fellow’s Award include the former DG/CEO of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside; the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Az Gambo; the Deputy Comptroller of Customs, Sir (Dr) Benedict Oramalugo, among others.
The event equally witnessed the conferment of Life Membership Award on 12 elder statesmen who have remained active in the cause of their professional management practice and are all 70 years and above.