The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, kuru, Jos North Central Nigeria, is set to graduate 67 participants of the Senior Executive Course (SEC 38).
Briefing journalists on the activities of the institute towards the graduation ceremony, Acting Director General Of The Institute, Mr Jonathan Juma, said President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion.
The course which commenced in March 2016, was themed: “Strengthening Institutional Mechanism for Poverty reduction and Inclusive Development in Nigeria”, with participants embarking on study tours of states within the country and outside the country.
Tunisia, Kenya, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Namibia and Ethiopia were some of the countries visited by participants, while the international tours included India, Poland, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Romania and Thailand.
Also, participants of the SEC 38 course, had a presidential parley with the President, where paper presentations were done as well as recommendations presented to the him, on the theme of the course.
Although a joyous occasion, a tragic event occurred in which one of the participants from Niger state unfortunately died a day to the graduation ceremony.
He will however still be awarded the member of national institute posthumously.