Nigeria Chapter to Host Second Professional Development Conference

ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter will host its second annual professional development conference March 3-5, 2015, at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island in Lagos. Presentations will focus on OSH performance improvement, ethics of a safety culture, leadership, the role of legislation and obstacles to success. The chapter inaugural conference in 2014 (see video below) attracted hundreds of attendees from across Africa and around the world, and chapter leaders are excited to build on that success. “Our maiden conference was very multinational in scope and attracted speakers and attendees from many countries,” say Chapter President G. Kamil Abiodun. “We owe it to the public to ensure that safety professionals are up to speed with the latest global practices and safety benchmarks.”

According to a July 2014 report from McKinsey & Co., Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and could become one of the world’s leading economies by 2030. Key industries include oil and gas production, and agriculture, industries known to present significant occupational hazards. “Members of ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter are doing tremendous work to ensure that Nigeria’s potential is fully realized by protecting the workers who are driving this economy to greatness,” says ASSE President Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM.