by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
PLATEAU STATE – Seventy-eight (78) dignitaries have participated in the Senior Executive Course 42 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). They are billed to round up their eleven months’ intensive research on strategic and policy implementation, culminating to their graduation on December 10 to 12, 2020.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Institute, Prof. Abu Galadima, while briefing newsmen on Wednesday at the institute in Kuru, near Jos.
He said, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, would be the Special Guest of Honour at the graduation and also expected the governors of Borno, Plateau, eminent traditional rulers, head of military and para military agencies, captains of industry, distinguished diplomats and high ranking government officials would be in attendance.
Prof. Galadima stated that, the Senior Executive Course 42 has 78 participants, which would be graduating, and are been drawn from the armed forces, para military agencies, federal and state civil services, tertiary institutions and organised private sectors.
According to him, every year, the government provides an area of focus that the institute will devote most of its time to conduct actionable research on.
The Director-General stressed that, their study theme as provided by President Buhari, was ‘Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria; Challenges and Opportunities.’
He explained that, the President charged the participants to research carefully and proffer policy options that would enable government fashion out appropriate responses to the challenges of rapid population growth and slow pace of human capital development.
He elaborated that, they were also charged to articulate evidence based and appropriate responses to the numerous challenges associated with gaps between population growth and human capital development in Nigeria.
He commended the President for his constant support to the Institute aimed at providing lasting solutions to the perennial challenges confronting the nation.