About Us

Who is an Apostle in the Marketplace?

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An Apostle in the marketplace is an agent of change who is committed to making lasting positive impact in society. An Apostle in the marketplace is a nation builder who through personal commitment to Christ and the disciplined application of biblical principles to all areas of life is able to transform society.

 

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Brief History
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The Network

  • AiMP Network was formed in 2003 and registered as a company limited by guarantee in 2008
  • AiMP Network facilitated the formation of the Institute for National Transformation in 2008

Our Programs

  • The first edition of the AiMP series was held on November 1, 2003 and was led by Mr. Zach Wazara and Dr. Uduak Udofia
  • The maiden edition of the Nation Building Workshop was held on November 1, 2008
  • The Transformational Leadership Series was initiated in 2012
  • The Working for God in the Market Place (WFGiMP) program was launched in October 2011
Objectives
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  • To facilitate the building of businesses on godly foundations
  • To bridge the gap between Christian experience and professional life
  • To help Christians apply godly principles at work and at home
  • To see the emergence of a new Nigeria and a new Africa
  • To help Christians leaders in the marketplace use their work and career as an expression of the kingdom of God
AiMP Chapters
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  • AiMP Lagos

    AiMP network started in Lagos. It holds monthly AiMP Series, including annual Special Series and Workshops such as the Annual Partner’s Dinner, the Independence Dinner, the Nation Building Workshop and the Transformational Leadership Seminars. It also offers the Working for God in the Marketplace programme and supports change-agent projects such as the Bloom Initiative.

  • AiMP Abuja

    AiMP Abuja was the first chapter of the network to be launched outside Lagos. It holds AiMP Series quarterly. Its Working Committee is made up of Alero Ayida-Otobo, Hon. Sokonte Davies, Rev. Obii Pax-Harry, Ms. Blossom Ubani and Pastor Toyin Matthews.

  • AiMP Calabar

    AiMP Abuja was instrumental in launching AiMP Calabar on June 30, 2012. AiMP Calabar is organizing a course on character development under the guidance if its leaders, John Ewa, Chigbo Enuma, Gloria Gbayange and Mark Ochi.

  • AiMP Ibadan

    AiMP Ibadan, represented by Lanre Oyedija, will be fully launched in the near future. Stay tuned for details of this launch and that of other chapters.

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Board
  • Okey Enelamah – Chairman
  • Segun Olujobi
  • Ayodele Adeboye
  • Alero Ayida-Otobo
  • Franklin Nlerum
  • John Enelamah – Executive Director
Leadership Forum – A Standing Committee Of The Board Of Directors
  • Okey Enelamah – Chairman
  • Segun Olujobi
  • Ayodele Adeboye
  • Alero Ayida-Otobo
  • Franklyn Nlerum
  • Ndidi Nwuneli
  • Adeyemi Akisanya
  • David Majekodunmi
  • Deji Wright
  • Abolaji Osime
  • Bunmi Adeoye
  • Joe Mbulu
  • John Enelamah – Executive Director
  • Pastor Joe Esiso
FAQs
  • 1. Can a country transform in one generation?

    Yes a country can transform in one generation. This will happen if the men that are found holding the reins of power within that generation commit themselves to principles of service and true values that promotes equity, truth and justice. It will happen if leaders within that generation dedicate themselves to building lasting legacies in all spheres of societal planks. The Singaporean transformation under the Leadership of Lee Kwan Yu is one of several examples.

  • 2. What will it take for Nigeria to transform?

    From some verses of the national anthem, one could find not only the aspirations of our founding Fathers but equally their deepest prayers to God.

    “One nation bound in Freedom”: The Nigerian citizen has to be free in his country; freedom of expression, freedom from oppression and the liberty to be himself is what a Nigerian living in Nigeria will need to truly actualize his full potential

    “To build a Nation where peace and justice shall reign”: Peace is very important to development and commerce. Nigeria needs a working, forthright, unbiased, judicial system to rid the society of corruption, mismanagement, abuse of power and institutional failure. Without a judicial system that is efficient and untainted with collaboration and abetting of fraudulent officials, the violent will as it were take the kingdom by force.

    Nigeria can transform if Nigerians can live to the ideals of our National Anthem and National Pledge. However, a team of transformational leaders, who will put nation before self, are willing to serve and are prepared to outlast opposition will be needed.

  • 3. What is the role of the Church in Nation Building?

    The church in Nigeria needs to take up the Bible identity of the Church as “Salt and Light”. In a nation where selfless service is almost extinct, the church needs to show the Light and spice up the nation. The Salt Quotient has to increase (Dr. Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili) The church must model true servant leadership and the leadership of the Nigerian Church must rise up above their need for survival and personal aggrandizement to embrace the principle of “others first” leadership. Preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom that emphasizes the principles of responsibility and sacrifice is needed. The Church in Nigeria as well as other religious institutions must both demonstrate and instill the right values in the rest of society.

  • 5. Why is it important for Nigeria to transform?

    If God placed a man in an environment, he expects such person or people to occupy the place. The mandate to have dominion over the earth is timeless. It is therefore imperative that the Nigerian nation must take responsibility for the development and renovation of the space God has allotted to her as faithful stewards of God’s earth.

    Not working to transform Nigeria will be likened to the story of the unfaithful stewards.

  • 6.Can Nigeria transform?

    Yes, Nigeria can transform. This will happen when transformed leaders or group of persons decides to lead the nation through a positive revolution and are equally able to take others on that path which is discipling.

  • 7. What does it mean to disciple a nation?

    To disciple a nation means to become that Leader, individual or a group of persons who leads the nation on a path way of positive shared values and vision that could result in a paradigm shift. It means bringing the nation to self-belief, reliance and the will to walk through the sacrificial path to National prosperity not minding the high cost and implications.

  • 8. Are there lessons we can learn from other nations?

    Yes. There are several lessons to be learnt from other nations in several fields and spheres. For example we can learn Patriotism from American citizens and at the same time accepting their leaders’ commitment to the welfare not clear phrase) of the citizens is another lesson worthy of emulation

    There are several wonderful templates, like that of Singapore and Malaysia. We can learn from Ghana’s ongoing transformation. We can see the economic growth in South Africa and learn not just what is happening on the surface but ask deeper questions like; what was the foundational work done before they got to where actualization is no longer a treat to them as a nation?

    We can learn from Malaysians who accepting their limitations in natural endowments came to Nigeria in the 1960’s and took some palm seedlings back to their country. –Here is a reference to the flourishing Palm Oil agriculture in Nigeria even before the amalgamation. (West Africa is the classic region of smallholder production, both of food and export crops. The oil palm, which has been both, flourishes in natural association with yam and cassava cultivation throughout the wetter parts of the region. In eastern Nigeria, which C. W. S. Hartley (1988: 7, 16) called “the greatest grove area of Africa,” densities of 200 palms per hectare (ha) were common in the late 1940s, and densities of more than 300 palms per hectare were not unknown. _-www.cambridge.com)

    Twenty- five years (25years) , they became a major force to reckon with in the world on palm produce. While they grew Nigerians and the Nigerian leadership abandoned this aspect of their GDP.

  • 9. Why has the growth of Christianity in Nigeria not led to revamping of values in Nigeria?

    We will start by asking, does the Nigerian Christianity tally with true bible Christianity? The Church in Nigeria cannot as in all cases give what she does not have. The Church has centered on Hope and Salvation only (Pastor Sunday Adelaja). From emphasis on the victim mentality, to the misconception that you have to succeed by all means have left the church chasing same things, using same principles as the world thereby causing an erosion of the dividing lines between true Christianity and worldly values.

    The Church in Nigeria may sometimes find itself in the same pit with the Nigerian society, and may not be able to pull the society out. The Church needs to stand out crystal clear as light from darkness and day from night. This way the light of the Nigerian Church will so shine, the they will pull the Nigerian society to the brightness of their rising.
    The Church must become a beacon, a church build on the Rock, unshakeable by any wind of fashion or storm dispensational decay. Nigeria needs a church whose values and leadership roles in integrity, justice and truth can be clearly seen by all.

    Every Christian therefore must see themselves as Light and agents of light. The essence of being Apostles in The marketplace is to see ourselves as Christ’s Ambassadors where ever we find ourselves. We must model salt. We must see ourselves as little messiah’s, the extension of the Messiah himself.

  • 10.What role does the AiMP Network see herself playing in the transformation of Nigeria?

    The key to societal transformation is personal transformation. AiMP’s founding objective is to develop transformed individuals who can lead societal transformations at all levels of society. (AiMP Network Brochure 2010) Nigeria needs a working template that has been successfully modeled. AiMP is working with other organizations to present to the nation not just a road map but a tested template that is workable.

  • 12. What is the price of nation building?

    Nations take on the character of their leaders. The law of the lid teaches us that organizations and corporations rise and fall with their leaders. Each nation is waiting for the rise of leaders who will accept the burden and responsibility of nation building. Therefore the real price of nation building is authentic and enlightened leadership.

  • Institute for National Transformation
  • Institute for Politics and Public Service
  • LEAP Africa
  • The Institute for Innovation, Integration and Impact
  • International Leadership Foundation
  • Pan African University
  • Churches and church initiatives including KLS
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