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The Nigerian Institute for Training and Development (NITAD), Lagos State Chapter, will hold its first Annual Trainers Conference from May 20th to 21st 2015.
The two day conference with the theme: “The Role of Learning and Development in a Growing Economy”, will take place at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry, Lagos.
Speaking at a meeting with pressmen in Lagos, Mr. Oluwaseyi Kuton; the chairman of the Nigerian Institute for Training and Development (NITAD) Lagos Chapter, said the objective of the conference is to draw attention to the important role which learning and development plays in the Nigerian economy.
According to Kuton: “ We all know that Nigeria is a growing economy, that is the more reason why we deemed it fit to address the issue of the role of learning and development in a growing economy like ours”.
“Lead speakers will take on topics that will guide individuals on how to ensure that they grow our economy. During the conference we have a topic that will deal with the role of the government in transforming skills into wealth, because we know that the acquiring of skills is very necessary for unemployable people who have no skills and we believe that if these people have the necessary skills then they will contribute their own quota to the economy” he said.
Kuton added that the conference will also address the issue of entrepreneurship. “We want to delve into it to encourage many young people and graduates to be entrepreneurs.” This topic is intended to impact the participants and enable them acquire the necessary skill that will help grow the Nigerian economy” he added.
The Chairperson of the conference, Mrs. Olapeju Oladapo, said that each session of the conference is intended to educate as well as identify problems, while also proffering solutions to the issue of learning and development.
Oladapo said: “The objective of the conference is to sensitise participants about the problems of learning, to navigate a wide range of potential solutions and to brainstorm about possible outcomes”. “We intend to have a robust interactive session, and we hope to impact and educate the people about role of learning and development in our economy” she said.

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