A United States of America-based institution, International Entrepreneurship University, Delaware, has conferred on the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management in Nigeria (CIPSMN), Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Business Management.
Speaking at the programme, held recently at the NECA House, Lagos where other deserving Nigerians including Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Dr. Kingsley Ehikioya and others were also honoured, the President of the university, Dr. Robert Clarke, lauded the efforts of the people saddled with managing the economy, especially at this period of economic downturn.
According to him, “the world is asking why the economy and the environment are tough for many people. We are in an environment where the US Federal Reserve is battling with inflation concerns leading to increasing rates.”
This, he said, has presented challenges for many businesses, especially now that currency issues is a global challenge and a weaker currency breeds inflation.
He advised entrepreneurs and businessmen not to use the economic challenges as an excuse, saying “you need to be more innovative, look for flexible ways and innovative ways to have your consumers’ confidence.”
Clarke congratulated the awardees as professionals, educators, developers, engineers, and others with entrepreneurial minds, saying that they have been found worthy and deserving of the conferment and doctorate (Honoris Causa) of the International Entrepreneurship University, Delaware, USA.
Responding, Mohammad expressed delight about the honour, saying that it has given additional responsibility to him to continue to impact the national and international economy to ensure supply chain management and procurement management consultancy.