The National Executives of Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE) in its effort to create an impact in the Institution within the next five years, has formally adopted the developed strategic development master plan as its official document at its Council meeting on the 19th March, 2019.
The World over, strategic planning is gradually taking root in the pursuit of development transformation due to its significant impact on the lives of the populace, and the effective use of limited resources by all relevant stakeholders for national growth and development.
The NIMechE strategic plan will more importantly serve as a roadmap to achieving the Institution’s objectives and contribute to the overall organizational goal. In order to understand NIMechE very well, a critical analysis of the internal and external environment of the Institution, and the analysis of trends in the Social, Technological, Economical, and Environmental, and Political (STEEP) situation were carried out at the stakeholder workshop organized on for the strategic workshop for the repositioning of our great Institution. The SWOT analysis indeed helped in eliciting relevant and critical information about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Institution while the STEEP analysis helped in the understanding of the context in which the Institution operates.
The first part of the document contains the mission and vision statements, core values of the Institution and the critical issues to be addressed within the five-year period.The second part contains the justification, strategies, objectives and goals of each of the critical issues. This section tries to underscore the significance of the critical issues and the step by step strategies that will be employed to achieve the set objectives towards contributing to the overall goal. The last part of the plan contains short, medium and long term strategic action plan and a monitoring/follow up guidelines.
Having gathered perspectives from different shades of experience and leanings, we are in a strategic position to take our Institution to higher heights. Our experience in the strategic planning process is no doubt an auspicious in-road into a realm of improved capacity mileage, as it will place us in good stead, to deliver the task ahead of us for the next five years.
We want to assure all members that with the support of our partners and collaborators and sufficient energy and resources at our disposal, we will strive to implement our laudable development master plan to realize the mission and vision of our great Institution.
Words are not enough to express our extreme indebtedness to Mr. John Danboyi – the Kenyan-trained development expert, for leading the process of facilitating the development of this strategic document, and all those who made very cerebral contributions in this regards
Engr. Dr. Robinson I. Ejilah, MNSE, FNIMechE