13th December 2020 Lagos, Nigeria: The International Facility Management Association, IFMA Nigeria Chapter has elected her 11th President, Mr Segun Adebayo, as well as other Council members to serve as the new executive council team for the Association up till 2022.
Mr. Adebayo, the former Vice President and pioneer Publicity Secretary of the Association, was elected during the last Annual General Meeting of the Association that took place recently at the IFMA secretariat and was presided over by the outgoing President, Mrs. Abimbola Adamolekun.
Mr Adebayo is an astute administrator, a resourceful and solution-driven individual with a strong flair for excellence. A graduate of Banking & Finance with Upper-Class grade from Kwara State Polytechnic and Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Becket University), UK. He has worked in various corporate and public roles and he has garnered over 20 years of professional experience.
Prior to now, He was appointed the Senior Special Assistant on Facility Management to the former Governor of Ogun State in 2017; Head, General Services of FBN Quest Merchant Bank Limited between 2016 and 2017; Head of Administration Department, Kakawa Discount House (2003 – 2015) amongst other roles.
Mr Adebayo is a Fellow, Institute of Administrative Manager, UK; Member, Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria; Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management and Facility Management Professional (FMP), International Facility Management Association, Houston.
In his acceptance speech, he said,
“It is with a great sense of humility and commitment that I accept the responsibility to serve as the President of our noble Association” Our election presents us the opportunity not to sustain the performance of the immediate past Council but to creatively improve upon their achievements.
We will make the association the leading voice in the Facility Management industry and also a force to reckon with by all stakeholders.”
“Our priorities for this administration shall be service-oriented and also result-driven. We will enhance and improve the association’s knowledge base through innovation and technology with special attention to increasing membership participation, engagement and growth,” he added.
He opined that the new Council under his leadership will deepen the relevance and impact of the association through strategic alliances and collaboration with credible private institutions and other relevant professional bodies.
We will also engage government institutions and agency towards the development of fit for purpose policy in order to achieve a better operating environment. He urged members to work together with the Council members to change the narratives in the built environment and break new grounds in the industry in particular and our Nation in general.
The International Facility Management Association, Nigeria Chapter was formed in the year, 1995. The organization offers the opportunity to develop the competence of her members through national and international programmes with the drive to enhance the maintenance culture within the built environment in the country.
Other elected Executive Members are, Mr Lekan Akinwumi, the Vice President; Engr Sheriff Daramola, the General Secretary; Mr. Bayo Owojori, the Assistant General Secretary; Mr. Adeniyi Ifaturoti, the Treasurer and Engr Sherifat Adeleye, the Publicity Secretary.
The outgoing President, Mrs Abimbola Adamolekun and other council members were highly commended for a job well done for the innovative programme most especially during the COVID-29 pandemic to ensure that members of the association were upskilled.
IFMA Nigeria is an affiliate of IFMA Worldwide where membership is opened to people actively engaged in the application practice, teaching and researching of facilities management principles and techniques for the built environment.
The Association is involved in periodic training, lectures, facility tours, interactive seminars, education and research. All these are aimed at equipping relevant officers with current skills, knowledge and increase the effective practice of facility management in both the private and public sectors.