LOC Chairman opening Remarks
OPENING REMARK, THE CHAIRMAN LOC- 2020 CONFERENCE OF THE INSTITUTE OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES OF NIGERIA AT THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INSTITUTE OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES OF NIGERIA TAKING PLACE IN LAGOS
ON NOVEMBER 17-19, 2020
All Protocols observed
It gives me optimal pleasure to welcome you all to this unique, first of its kind IORMS international conference. It is our 3rd in the series but the 1st virtual due to the unprecedented and ravaging covid-19 pandemic.
We just listened to the opening prayer by the 2nd stanza of the National Anthem urging God of creation, to direct our noble cause, and likewise, he has given us the duty to bring a positive change to the World. One of such changes is to apply Operational Research tools like optimisation, forecasting, and modeling to affect optimal management decisions.
So, our theme this year is “Overcoming the impact of covid-19 pandemic: An operational research optimisation approach”.
We thank you all for finding time to attend this conference and I urge you all to stay with us throughout to collaborate, educate, and be inspired.
I would like to thank the President of IORMS, NOC, and particularly the LOC members for making this conference a reality. Let me now invite our ever supportive and able President, Professor R. K. Ojikutu to declare this 2020 virtual Conference Open.
Thank you all.
Olugbenga Ayoola Oso, FNCS, FIORMS, MNIM
Chairman Local Organising Committee