BRIEF ON NCMD/CMD
The Centre for Management Development (CMD) is a resource institution established in 1973 by the Federal Government of Nigeria as the operational arm of the Nigerian Council for Management Development (NCMD), which has over-all responsibility for the stimulation, promotion and training in the public and private enterprises of the Nigerian economy. Though established in 1973, it was Decree 51 of October 4, 1976 that gave both the Council and the Centre their legal status.
In 2004, the Centre’s mandate was enlarged when the Federal Executive Council in-line with the Federal Government’s reform policy approved the merger of CMD and the National Centre for Economic Management and Administration (NCEMA), Ibadan. Through the merger, CMD assumed the additional responsibility to strengthen the skills of public officers involved in economic planning, budgeting, project design, implementation and monitoring as well as economic policy formulation and implementation.