By Igoniko Oduma On Aug 19, 2021 – Independent
The wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience Jonathan, has urged professionals in business administration and knowledge management to deploy their knowledge and expertise towards nation-building and sustainable development.
The former First Lady spoke at the second international annual conference of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management in Port Harcourt where she was awarded the honorary fellowship of the Institute for her contributions to the society at large.
Patience Jonathan charged was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Mr Wealth Ominabo, Media Assistant, Office of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Mrs Jonathan, who was the special guest of honour at the conference, in her goodwill message, noted that the conference was important and necessary as it set an agenda for all business leaders, technocrats and other stakeholders towards a better society.
The theme of the conference was “Professional Business Administration and Knowledge Management: Panacea for Economic and Institutional Health and Sustainability”.
Describing the theme as very relevant to the society given the current realities, she said: “Conversations like this should be encouraged because knowledge management and sharing will help the world recover faster from the economic losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economic growth, peace and the stability of many nations including Nigeria. However, professionals like you all gathered here today have important roles to play if we are to overcome current global challenges.
“As professionals and experts in business administration and knowledge management, you are stakeholders in the task of nation-building.
“Your responsibilities at a time like this are to be patriotic and be committed to the unity and progress of our country, our continent, and nation-building.”
Mrs Jonathan thanked the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management for finding her worthy of fellowship at the Institute, describing the award as special.