Business leaders chart path to advance Nigeria’s economic development
Plans are underway by leaders in the corporate business environment to chart a path to Nigeria’s economic advancement, which will centre on energy and technology, to create solutions to the needs and development challenges.
This was revealed by President and Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), Wale Adediran, ahead of the 36th Omolayole Management Lecture (OML), themed, “Leading at the Speed of Technology: Implications for the Corporate World.”
He said the theme became pertinent following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought about technological disruptions in every segment.
He said the OML is an annual lecture organised by AIESEC Alumni Nigeria, to address contemporary socio-economic issues of national and international concern.
He said a pre-lecture leadership summit, centred on, “Energy as imperative for the economic development of the nation,” would advance the objective and proffer solution to Nigeria’s challenges.
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, CIPM, Busola Alofe, said the event unfold renew hope for Nigeria. “We see the value of the day-to-day activities of the four partners and the organisations putting the activities together.
“It is about how we leverage technology to benefit our country, from every individual, community and to every state and organisations that make up the economy of the nation.”
“It is about how do we deploy technology to address needs and challenges? How do we create solutions to those needs and challenges? How do we deploy technology effectively and for impact, and how do we live for trajectories of the past such that the future that we all aspire to won’t be cut off for Nigeria to become a world class nation?
“That is our dream, that is our hope, and that is going to be the centre of the conversation both for the pre-conference event, which talks about energy and the conference proper, which talks about technology and the implications for the corporate world,” she said.
The 92-year-old Dr. Michael Omolayole, whose lecture is being held and organised by AIESEC Alumni Nigeria (AAN) today, in collaboration with the CIPM, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Chartered and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), would address contemporary socio-economic issues of national and international concern.
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