The Murtala Muhammed Foundation has commenced a capacity building and development programme targeted at corporate executives, business leaders, public officers and private individuals.
The non-profit organisation, which was founded on the ideals of the late former Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed, said this in a statement made available to our correspondent on Monday.
According to the foundation, the programme is aimed at helping people understand the obstacles that inhibit individuals, governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations from realising their developmental goals, while also enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results.
The statement read in part, “The programme will draw from the experience of reputable professionals in the fields of leadership, non-profit management, business management, disaster management, oil and gas, banking, education, and public sector development to assist in training participants to achieve excellence in their chosen fields of endeavour.”
According to it, the programme adopts the social business model of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Mohammed Yunus, which allows socially-minded organisations to engage in social enterprise to generate a modest profit to be used to expand the organisation’s reach, improve its products or services, and subsidise its social mission.
The Chief Executive Officer, MMF, Mrs. Aisha Oyebode, explained that the foundation adopted the business model to reduce its dependence on international and local funding in order to ensure the sustainability and growth of its programmes.
She said, “The Foundation established the Capacity Development Training Programme primarily to serve as a catalyst for change in the African socio-economic and political landscape.
“We hope that this programme will serve as a reference point on issues that pertain to Africa’s development, helping to develop and serve the generation of leaders that shall positively reposition Africa for a greater future.” For more: http://mmfng.org/mmf/