Mr Suleyman Mohammed, Director, FSS2020 and Dr Lambert Ofoegbu, President, PMI Nigeria
Project Management Institute (PMI) Nigeria Chapter and its Global Best Practices Team led by the President Dr.
Lambert Ofoegbu paid a courtesy visit to the Financial System Strategy (FSS) 2020 secretariat at the pace of excellence advocacy to the public sector.
After a warm welcome, the Director of FSS2020 Mr. Mohammed Suleyman gave a brief background into the FSS 2020 Strategy by explaining how the regulatory institutions in the financial and some critical stakeholder ministries, over a decade ago, jointly crafted the strategy document towards making Nigeria the safest and fastest growing financial system in the world by 2020.
Mr. Suleyman reiterated that after the year 2013 review of the strategy, its vision transformed to becoming the safest and most diversified financial system among emerging nations supporting the real sector for economic development.
While the FSS2020 Strategy is anchoring on the three pillars of deepening the Nigerian domestic financial market; integrating the Nigerian financial market and the international market; supporting real sector in promoting economic growth; the Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) sub-sector is crafted to support the real sector in a bid to develop and deepen the Nigeria economy.
The Director FSS2020 maintained that the implementation of the Financial System Strategy rests on five entities covering insurance, pension, mortgage, financial market (comprising of the money and capital market) and the MSME sub-sector. Mr. Suleyman expressed the continuous commitment of FSS2020 secretariat to the tenets of Global Best Practices and Capabilities in the parlance of Strategy Initiative Delivery (SID).
Dr. Lambert Ofoegbu responded by introducing the PMI as being the world’s leading non-profit association for Project Management Best Practices Advocacy, having more than 500,000 members and credential holders in more than 185 countries with membership across all continents.
PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.
At the local level, Dr. Ofoegbu revealed that March 2019 records of Nigerians that are members of PMI stands at 2,542 in number with 2,916 Nigerians possessing PMI Global credentials in the areas of Project Management (PMP) amongst other certifications like Program Management (PgMP), Portfolio Management (PfMP), Risk Management (PMI-RMP), Business Analysis (PMI-PBA), to mention but a few.