President Bola Tinubu unveiled plans to establish industrial hubs aimed at spurring job creation and combatting escalating unemployment during the 55th International Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) in Abuja.
Under the theme “Sustainable Human Resources (HR), Business, and National Development,” Tinubu, represented by Nkiru Onyejeocha, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, emphasised the government’s commitment to steering Nigeria towards self-reliance amid global challenges.
“We envisage unparalleled industrial activity through the creation of distinct industrial hubs tailored to each region’s strengths within our nation,” asserted Tinubu, outlining a vision to reduce dependency and bolster self-sufficiency.
Highlighting the administration’s determination to eradicate poverty and drive economic growth through job creation, Tinubu stressed the integral role of sustainable development in fostering a climate of abundant job opportunities and ensuring food security.
“To achieve our vision, inclusivity is paramount. Women and youth will play pivotal roles in all our initiatives as integral contributors to our nation’s success,” affirmed the president.
President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the CIPM, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed, underscored the conference’s theme, acknowledging the rapid technological disruptions and market agility impacting industries.
“HR practitioners wield substantial influence in shaping progressive organisations and nations. Sustainable HR practices serve as a catalyst for cultural, national, and infrastructural development,” Mojeed emphasized, recognizing the pivotal role of talent supply in shaping organizational and national conditions.
The conference aims to equip people managers and leaders with innovative solutions to navigate dynamic landscapes and establish sustainable HR practices, ultimately driving business and national development.