NECA’s Michael Omolayole lecture holds
Plans have been concluded by members of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) to host this year’s management lecture series in honour of Dr. Michael Omolayole, a doyen of management, industrial and Human Resource (HR) in the country.
Addressing a press conference ahead of the event, scheduled to hold on September 29, President and Chairman of Council, NECA, Taiwo Adeniyi, said that this year’s edition would bring together relevant stakeholders in the organised private sector and government agencies for a policy driven discussions on.
He said this year’s theme would focus on ‘Sustainable Development of the Agricultural Sector for National Well-being,’ thus providing sustainable alternatives to solve the food crisis plaguing the country.
According to him, “As we are all aware, agriculture remains a fundamental and critical sector in the development of a nation. With the recent upsurge in banditry creating impediments for farmers to harvest crops, the importance of agriculture is further brought to the fore.
“Also with the Russian-Ukraine crises creating a bridge and disruption in the supply chain of critical agriculture product, the need for a sustainable national policy on agriculture has become more critical.”
He named the guest speaker for this year’s edition lecture as Chief Executive Officer, Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE), Dr. Muda Yusuf, who would be supported by other experts from both local and international communities.
President of AIESEC Alumni Nigeria (AAN), Olubunmi Abejirin, noted that the Omolayole lecture is a platform, where significant topics are discussed and solutions are explored.
She said, “It is an ideation think-tank seminar where subject matter experts come together, give opinions, solutions and recommendations, which over time led to policy formulation in the public and private sector.”
AAN in conjunction with NECA, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Nigeria (CIPM) and Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), all of which Omolayole was a president in times past organises the yearly event in honour of Dr. Michael Omolayole.