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The Nigerian National Association Foundation in the Netherlands (NNA-NL), is set to host a Business Seminar and the 2017 Nigerian Cultural Festival billed to hold on 25-26 August 2017 in Amsterdam. This program is geared towards improving the Nigerian Business Sector, promoting Nigerian cultural values and re-emphasize the need to maintain, sustain and preserve the Nigerian heritage, and the timeless value of identity.

Participants expected at this Business Seminar and Cultural Festival include high government functionaries from Nigeria and other West African Countries, Embassy Representatives, Officials of the Amsterdam Municipal Council and the Dutch Ministry of Culture, numerous African Associations in the Netherlands and beyond.

As part of activities to mark this event, the committee has mapped out a number of projects which will assist in improving Nigeria’s educational standard. Some schools will be equipped with computers and laboratory equipment, and vocational institutes will be built across the country with the aim of engaging about 5000 youths in vocational activities. According to the committee, this will help to reduce the migration of Nigerian youths.

Some topics to be discussed at the seminar include “Agriculture, the way forward for Nigeria Economy”, “Identification of Science and Technology as an Imperative of National Development using Technology Incubation Program as a Tool”, “Nigerians Abroad and National Development: Evaluating the Models of Engagement”. “Youth Education & Empowerment, the only way to minimize Illegal Immigration”,  “Strategies to combine the UN International Decade for People of African Descent”,  “The Dutch Culture as a tool for easy integration in The Netherlands” among others.