In a bid to educate members on the roles and responsibilities as Safety Professionals, the Institute of Safety Profession of Nigeria is set to organize her maiden Mandatory Professional Development Conference.
The Conference commences from the 18 – 20 of Novembers 2015 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua centre, Abuja is an event whose objective is to educate members on the rights of the institute and also inform members and the general public on their safety obligations.
The event is meant to lay claims on regulatory agency for safety management under the ISPoN act 2014 and to see safety management as a business.
The Conference which is set to unveil safety management in Nigeria under ISPoN Act 2014 also defines its powers to affiliate and collaborate with relevant government agencies to regulate safety management in Nigeria.
According to Yusuf Maigwi, Vice President ISPoN and the Chairman Organizing Committee of the conference, “This November we are having a mandatory conference which is its first of its kind after the ISPoN act was signed into law in 2014. This series is aimed at educating members and non members about their responsibilities and to know the power given to the institute after the ISPoN Act.
Mr. Yusuf said that the theme is to attract all members and friends of the institute so that they will be able to see the responsibility government has given ISPoN.
‘‘You can remember that the act spelt out that nobody whether Nigerian or expatriate should claim to be safety professional without registering with the institute,” he said.
He also said Occupational Health and Safety Managers on safety management will be able to have a copy of the act and Nigerians will understand the vision of the institute in actualizing the mandate given by the government.
In a telephone chat with ISPoN President, Dr. Nnamdi Ilodiuba, he said that since the institute gained the act, there has been a restructured process and the new organogram of the institute will be unveiled to the members at the conference.