The formation of Institute of Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria (IORMS) finally succeeded two previous attempts in late ‘80s and early year 2000 after a serious deliberations among interested groups/and or individuals who are burdened with how to scientifically deals with complex and inter-disciplinary problems within all scopes of human and business management especially in Nigeria and Africa at large.
In the early march, 2011, the following people had their first deliberations on how to form IORMS. They are Professor J.F. Akingbade, Professor G.S. Ekhaguere, Professor Adamu Idama, Professor Ojikutu, Professor Ibiwoye, Dr. Oyatoye, Dr. Ogunwolu, Dr. Adeleke, Chief Felix Amadi, Dr Dixon Ogbechi, Dr. Asaolu, Mr, Adewoye, and Mr. Okesola M.O.
At various meetings held in furtherance of our conviction to establish Institute of Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria (IORMS) as a public lnstitution that will deal with all complex decision problems, we resolve as follows:
“In the light of the experiences we have had in the past regarding the formation and operations of Operational Research organization in Nigeria, and in view of many opportunities available in Nigeria for the practice and promotion of Operational Research, we move that an organization be formed , and is hereby formed to promote, develop, and regulate the education and practice of Operational Research in Nigeria. God helps us.”
Eventually, in June 2014, the certificate of incorporation of the Institute of Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria was issued by Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commissions (CAC) under the CAMAL Act of 1990 of Nigerian constitution.
The following people constitute the founding members of the Institute of Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria: Professor J.F. Akingbade, Professor G.S. Ekhaguere, Professor Adamu Idama, Professor Ojikutu R.K., Professor Ibiwoye A., Dr. Oyatoye E.O., Dr. Ogunwolu F.L, Chief Felix Amadi, Dr. Dixon Ogbechi(Mrs), Dr. Asaolu O., Dr. Adeleke I., Mr. Adewoye O.S., Mr. Okesola M.O. as well as Professor Abass O., Dr Abiola A., Dr. Adamu M., Dr.Etukudo I., who joined the first group of thirteen in the pursuit of the birth of this great inter-disciplinary Institute.