Centre For Management Development: Things You Should Know

The Centre for Management Development (CMD) is an organization that was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in the year 1973 as the operational arm of the Nigerian Council for Management Development (NCMD).

Centre For Management Development

This resource institution is saddled with the responsibility of standards regulation, development of managerial personnel for the country and a wide range of skills to enhance the quality of management and leadership for the attainment of national economic goals.

Although the Centre for Management Development (CMD) was established in 1973, it was Decree 51 of October 4, 1976 that gave both the Council and the Centre their legal status. In 2004, the mandate of the CMD was enlarged when the Federal Executive Council, in line with the Federal Government’s reform policy, approved the merger of CMD and the National Centre for Economic Management and Administration (NCEMA), Ibadan.

As a result of this merger, the CMD assumed the additional responsibility to strengthen the skills of public officers involved in economic planning, budgeting, project design, implementation and monitoring as well as economic policy formulation and implementation.

FUNCTIONS OF THE NIGERIAN COUNCIL FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT (NCMD)

Act 51 of 1976 assigned the following specific functions to the Council:

  • To advise the Minister (that is, Federal Minister of National Planning) on policies, plans and programmes for the enhancement of number, quality and effective utilisation of the managerial manpower resources of the country in all sectors of the economy;
  • To formulate policies and guidelines for the coordination of management education and training activities throughout the country;
  • To develop and promote high national standards of management education, entrepreneurial development, and supervisory training;
  • To keep and maintain a register of training institutions and their training programmes including their subjects, locations, standards, duration, type and costs;
  • To assist, from time to time, the training programmes offered by institutions listed in the register mentioned in paragraph (d) above with a view to determining their competence and whether they deserve financial support by Council; and
  • To provide a forum at which representatives of both the public and private sectors and of management training institutions could exchange information and ideas on trends in management education and training.

FUNCTIONS OF THE CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT (CMD)

The following are the functions of the Centre for Management Development (CMD) as spelt out in Section 16 of Decree 51:

  • The provision for the Council, background information and other technical data necessary for the Council’s policymaking and coordinating functions;
  • Provision of management advisory and consultancy services to Nigerian enterprises;
  • Establishment and maintenance of an up-to-date library for management studies;
  • Publication of journals, research papers and books on modern management and supervisory techniques; and
  • To sponsoring, promoting and conduct of research into all aspects of management and allied subjects in relation to the Nigeria situation.

In addition to these functions, the Federal Government, from time to time, gave additional responsibilities to the Centre, for example, in 1977, the Federal Executive Council directed the Centre to assist in the development of the small-scale industrial sub-sector of the economy through the design and provision of suitable training packages for small-scale industries in the nation.

Also, in the Fourth National Development Plan, 1981-85, the FG directed the CMD to place greater emphasis on designing programmes aimed at improving the performance of parastatals whose management problems seem to be quite serious.

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT OF THE CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT (CMD) 

The vision of the Centre for Management Development is to be a world-class management development institution that sets standards for excellence in management development and economic administration, and its mission is to stimulate, promote and coordinate management development for the achievement of management excellence in Nigeria and beyond.

MANDATE OF THE CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT (CMD) 

The mandate of the Centre include the following:

  • Policy Making, Promotion and Coordination of Managerial Manpower Development
  • Accreditation and Registration of Management Trainers and Training Institutions
  • Management Advisory and Consultancy Services
  • Reference Library for Management Development
  • Sponsoring, Promoting and Conducting Research into various Facets of Management Development
  • Publishing Journals, Research Papers and Books on Modern Management
  • Quality Assurance and Benchmarking of Best Practice in Manpower Development.

CONTACT DETAILS/ADDRESSES OF CMD OFFICES IN NIGERIA

The Centre has a corporate head office located in Abuja, a training complex in Lagos and six zonal offices located at Owerri, Kano, Abuja, Gombe, Ibadan, Lagos and their addresses are as follows:

CMD CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE

Address: 48, Agadez Street,
Off Aminu Kano Crescent,
Wuse II, Abuja.

CMD TRAINING COMPLEX

Address:Management Village,
Shangisha, Lagos State.

CMD ZONAL OFFICES

The following are the addresses of the various zonal offices of the Centre for Management Development in Nigeria:

KANO ZONAL OFFICE

African Alliance Building,
F1, Sanni Abacha Way,
(formerly Airport Road),
Kano State.

ABUJA ZONAL OFFICE

48, Agadez Street,
Off Aminu Kano Crescent,
Wuse II, Abuja.

UYO ZONAL OFFICE

131, Udo-Umana Street,
Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.

IBADAN ZONAL OFFICE

Room 123 & 129,
Federal Secretariat Complex,
Ikoloba, Ibadan,
Oyo State.

GOMBE ZONAL OFFICE

No. 388, 3rd Floor,
New Federal Secretariat,
Gombe, Gombe State.

OWERRI ZONAL OFFICE

1, Amamasi Close,
Ndubusi Kanu Avenue,
Off Concord Avenue,
Behind Concord Hotel,
New Owerri, Imo State.

The Kano office was established in 1974 after the opening of the Head Office in Lagos. The Abuja office, established in 1999 was until year 2002, a Liaison Office. The Area offices were established with the aim of brining the activities of the Centre closer to other parts of the country. Each Zonal Office is headed by a Zonal Coordinator who reports to Director, Director-General’s Office.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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