From the Executive Director
I wish to start by congratulating you on the witness of the beginning of the New Year-2018. Making it through an entire year is not a mean feat and shouldn’t be trivialized or taken for granted. The times we live in today are turbulent; the year 2017 was particularly filled with all kinds of upheavals, unrest, violence and economic hardship all around. So we thank God for sparing our lives.
It is normal, as we stand at the portals of a new year to glance back, even as we project into the future. In glancing back, we cannot but recognize and acknowledge the support of all our clients, friends and partners for your patronage and support. In a time of harsh and biting economic conditions where no one is spared, we realize how difficult it is to be able to provide the necessary capacity building and staff development that should be done. It is your recognition of the importance of staff training that made us enjoy the patronage that we did last year, and we commend you all for recognizing that fact.
Each year comes with the usual uncertainties. However, life must go on and work must be done. Therefore, we have gone ahead to anticipate your needs as always and to address ourselves to meeting those needs. Our over 30 years of providing excellent management training speaks for us and we also count on the assurance of your continued patronage and support.
We pride ourselves on being able to situate ourselves squarely in the centre of the Federal Government’s policies and programmes and training staff and officers in the agriculture and rural development (ARD) sector to key into them. Currently the Green Alternative is the fulcrum of the desired revolution of the Federal Government and ARMTI is leading the way by designing programmes and initiatives that will empower both government and private entities alike in changing their fortunes through the learning and practice of agribusiness.
In a similar manner, we also strive to feel the pulse of our clients and always design and structure our courses and programmes to meet their yearnings and needs per time. In addition, we have always been pleased to mount special courses tailor-made to suit the specific needs of particular organizations, at their requests. This underscores our desire to ensure that as much as possible, when it comes to management trainable needs, our clients are always covered. Our clients have continued to give gratifying feedbacks on the impact of our trainings on their staff and the consequent effect on their output.
We have endeavoured to ensure that we maintain and improve, where necessary, the serene atmosphere and world-class facilities on our campus to ensure that the standards we are known for are not compromised.
Therefore, once again, ARMTI is poised, ready to serve you and give you the best. We invite you to come and receive the best that we have for you as well, so that together, we can move our nation forward, because, as you know, the greatest assets of any nation are its people.
Dr. Olufemi Oladunni