The University of Jos is today hosting an International Conference on Resources Management aimed at providing an interdisciplinary platform for Researchers, Practitioners and Educators to present Research Papers and deliberate on current innovations, trends, practical challenges and solutions in the field of Management Sciences.

Being the 1st International Conference organized by the University’s Faculty of Management Sciences, the programme brings together leading Academics, Researchers and Scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on the various aspects of Resources Management.

Mr. Abdullahi Abdullahi, the institution's Principal Assistant Registrar, Information and Publications in a statement said the Conference has the theme “Emerging Issues in Management of Resources in a Democracy."

The statement adds that the conference will cover areas of interest in Accounting and Finance, Marketing and e-Business, Banking, Actuarial Science, Insurance and Risk Management. Other areas of interest to be covered are Entrepreneurship, Information Technology Management, Forensics, Human Resource Management and Corporate Governance.

Notable Speakers at the Conference according to the statement include Mr. Satu Jatau Jewon, Branch Controller, Central Bank of Nigeria, Jos; Senator Joshua Dariye, Senator representing Plateau Central in the National Assembly and Former Plateau State Governor; Professors Jane Ande and Ambrose Okwoli, both former Directors General of the Nigerian College of Accountancy, Jos; Professor Francis Ojaide, Former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN among others.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako, who is the immediate-past Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences, will be Chief Host at the occasion which will be Chaired by Professor Ekoja B. Ekoja, Director, Office of Research and Development, University of Jos while the Dean of Management Sciences, Professor Samuel Ocholi will serve as Host, the statement says.

Among events lined up during the conference are the Opening Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday 9th May, 2018 by 10.00am at the Crest Hotel and Gardens, Jos and Gala Night and Dinner where some Distinguished Nigerians who have excelled in various spheres of endeavor will be honored with Awards of Excellence.

A communique will be issued at the end of the Conference while the Conference Proceedings will be published as an international academic journal, says Mr. Abdullahi.