By Esther Onyegbula
No fewer than 84 Nigerians were at the weekend in Lagos presented with scholarship fund valued at N1 billion.
The presentation which was done during an international conference organised by the British School of Project Management in conjunction with Global Project Management College was targeted at educational development of Nigerian citizens.
According to the organisers of the scholarship fund, the opportunity is also open to Nigerians from the age of 21 years and interested in advancing themselves, career and nation.
In his paper entitled; Sustaining the Emerging Economic Giant through Global Project Management, Professor Andrew Leicester affirmed that Nigeria has all it takes to emerge an economic giant given its human intellectual resources and economic potentials.
Leicester added that with the right application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques, the collective aspirations and endeavour of the Nigerian nation would be achieved.
He further explained that with the right application of project management, it is possible to engineer the country’s evolution into a developed nation via attainable and sustainable projects that would act as growth catalyst aimed at transforming the nation into an economic giant.
In his view, Project Controller, British School of Project Management, Nigeria, Dr. Tochukwu Ukasonwa, said that the conference theme; Independence of the Mind, came about because the organisation believed there must be a paradigm shift and a recreation of the Nigerian mind.
“To change a person, you have to change the person’s mind, change the environment and that way, you can make thing work and move ahead.