Mismanagement: Bane Of The Nigerian Society – Prof. Eboh
Nigeria ranked one of the 20 poorest countries in the world because the “nation is not doing much to eradicate poverty, unemployment and inequality”, Distinguished Professor of Management, Prof. Ezionye Eboh has observed.
Delivering the 61st Inaugural lecture of Abia State University, Uturu, ABSU, with a topic, Management: Everything, Everywhere (Imara hazie, irie uru), Prof Eboh, a one time Rector of Abia State Polytechnic Aba, stressed that no one will be happy with unprofitable servant, hence the urgent need for Nigerians to cultivate the habit of working hard like God, bearing in mind always that “business comes before pleasure”.
The Professor of Management postulated that the” fall of man at the Garden of Eden, strictly marked a failure of management”, noting that, “God did not take it kindly with an unprofitable servant like Adam, who allowed the investment entrusted in his hands to crumble, even as he argued that the foundation of the field of management was laid by God himself.
Prof Eboh who also reiterated that every organisation exist to satisfy a specific need of “Society, Community or individuals”, reemphasized that the base-line theory of investment is driven by profit.
He therefore tasked all managers to always discharge their duties diligently and efficiently, as there is no reward for unprofitable servant; just as he recommended that the nation must get serious in making the regulatory institutions of the nation to be alive to their duties.
In his closing remarks, the Vice Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof. Maxwell Onyemachi Ogbulu thanked Prof Eboh profusely for clinically identifying mismanagement as the bane of the society. He declared that the University is pround of him and wasted no time to admit him as one of the most distinguished Professor of Abia State University.
Prof Eboh who has written many books and authored 19 Publications in reputable and international journals received a standing ovation at the end of his inaugural lecture.
The 96 page inaugural lecture divided into eight chapters; namely: introduction, Public and private management, Market forces, Regulatory Responses, Corruption and lack of integrity in management, Contributions to knowledge and Recommendations and conclusions, which lasted for over 2 hours, was filled with empirical knowledge on how to scientifically manage private and public institutions successfully.