In 1995, some practitioners came together in Lagos with the vision of having a professional body that would breed a new generation of facility managers, this led to the birth of IFMA Nigeria Chapter. Since inception, the desire of the Association to provide Nigeria with the opportunity of developing a vibrant maintenance culture which will help shape the future of the country.
Subscribing to Mobil’s cliché that it ‘’takes courageous leadership to admit that we must improve our quality’’ these multi-disciplined professionals in Mobil, Chevron and others propose setting up our quality improvement goals aimed at bringing the international standards of facility management to bear on maintenance of infrastructure in Nigeria.
IFMA’s core purpose is to strengthen and advance the knowledgebase essential to leading the integration and optimization of the built environment worldwide. To realize its vision and mission, IFMA Nigeria has established the following goals: Lead progress of the profession by forecasting and directing the course of facility management trends, needs and outcomes. Sustain progress of the profession by supporting the success of practitioners through the best workplace-related education, information and interaction. Represent the profession by advancing IFMA stakeholders through the process of awareness, recognition, interest and desire leading to utilization of FM.
The Association is dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of the work environment. IFMA Nigeria offers the opportunity to develop contacts and exchange information with other facility management professionals locally and internationally through conferences, seminars, chapter and council programs. We also hold professional development seminars and trainings leading to the award of the world’s most recognized FM Certifications -Facility Management Professional (FMP); Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and lately, the Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) designations. The chapter has produced over 300 FMPs and 30 CFMs to date.
IFMA Provides superior facility-related education, information, and interaction. Create greater awareness and recognition for facility management. Guide the growth of the facility management industry. Work with government authorities to improve the environment. Over 3,500 Certified Facility Managers have been designated through IFMA’s certification program — an examination designed to test skills and knowledge in eleven core competencies which are; Communication Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Finance and Business Human Factors Leadership & Strategy Operations & Maintenance Project Management Quality Real Estate and Property Management Technology