A global organization deeply involved in advocacy for workplace safety, the American Society of Safety Professionals, ASSP is to hold its Annual Professional Development Conference.
The event, with the theme: Public Safety, Making A Difference Through Awareness , Intervention and Compliance, will take place at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja – Lagos, on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th March, 2021.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kolo Kyari and the Managing Director of the NLNG, Tony Attah, will chair the conference, while the Society’s Global President, Deborah Roy CSP, Dr Richard Olawoyin CSP, Naseem Subhani CSP, and Professor Rim – Rukeh of FUPRE, Effurun, will be keynote speakers.
Special Guests of Honor include the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State Education, Honorable Amos Magaji, member House of Representatives, an Executive Director, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and Dr Henry Ademila, Acting Chief Executive, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun – Delta state.
While Mrs Mercy Omoifo-Irefo, President, ASSP Nigeria Chapter is the Chief Host.
Professional Development Conference of the ASSP is an annual event where safety processionals, experts and safety industries across the globe interface in the presentation of technical papers, presentation of awards to distinguished professionals, exhibition of safety products and networking with safety professionals in governments and corporate bodies.
It would be recalled that the current ASSP executive, led by the Nigeria Chapter President, Mrs. Mercy Omoifo-Irefo had engaged in some programmes geared towards fostering safety awareness and consciousness.
These include initiating, encouraging and vigorously pursuing legislations at both the Federal and State levels for the inclusion of SAFETY as a subject in school curriculum nationwide,
safety publications, journals, and seminars, safety education and training, career support and mentoring.
Others are the establishment of the first e-library on safety, encouraging a synergy between ASSP and Federal, State parastatals and corporate organizations, on workplace safety, among others.