Prevent diversion of training funds – FCIPM tells Tinubu, govs

As Nigerians joined their counterparts across the world to mark International Human Resources Day, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (FCIPM), Abdullahi Ibrahim, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu and all 36 state governors to prioritise the training of their workforce and stop government functionaries from diverting money meant for training to other programs or projects.

May 20 of every year is set aside to recognise the valuable and irreplaceable role of human resources professionals in helping organizations achieve their goals.

Their functions include recruitment, placement, training, discipline, and evolving good welfare packages for serving and retiring personnel of various organizations, among others.

In his remarks to mark this year’s Human Resources Day, the consultant, who specialises in human capacity building in the area of health, along with some medical experts, also charged the governments at all levels to ensure that those in their administration and human resources departments of public and private sector organizations are fully registered as HR professionals with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), the apex regulatory body for human resources management practice in the country.

Ibrahim, who retired from the Kwara State public service 16 years ago, declared that any HR practitioner not registered with CIPM is a quack.

He, however, commended human resource management practitioners across the country “for their roles in securing and retaining qualified personnel to serve public and private organizations in Nigeria.”

He also called on public sector organizations at the federal, state, and local government levels to change their present attitude toward training.

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Ibrahim regretted that “even though training and re-training are often emphasized by all governmental activities, the fact at the disposal of everyone today is that training has been relegated to the background presently as no vote is provided for training and when provided in some cases, it is often diverted to other causes.”

He identified this as “one of the causes of bad governance, as functionaries are neither well-trained nor motivated to do well in their jobs.”

He, therefore, emphasised the need for training the workforce on how to prevent and treat certain ailments like cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and mental health issues, stressing that “restricting training of personnel to the professions they belong to is not ideal as everybody needs good health to function well and survive generally.”

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