The Institute of
Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria (IORMS) originated from
the University of Lagos, specifically the faculty of Management Sciences with
Late Professor J.F.Akingbade as her first President/ Chairman of Council; Prof
R.K.Ojikutu, the current president; Emeritus Professor Olaide Abass (IORMS'
BOT Chairman), and others in academic, private, and public institutions as
The formation succeeded two previous attempts in late ‘80s and early year 2000. The Objective was to promote, develop, and regulate the education and practice of Operational Research in Nigeria.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 official inauguration also came up in 2014 at the Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lagos and has remain her Headquarters till date, now having branches spread throughout the six regional zones of Nigeria.