Every democratic government has educational agenda and developmental focus. To align with the government agenda, every institution should key in to the agenda. In Nigeria, emphasis has been on poverty alleviation and development. This paper looked at how the training of Library and Information Scientists could contribute to the development of Nigeria. For development to happen, individuals and professions have to be developed. Thus, this paper pointed out ways individuals in the profession and the profession itself could be developed to impact on the national developmental agenda.