NIGERIAN ENGINEERS CRITICAL TO RESTORATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE-- PRESIDENT BUHARI
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said his administration will heavily utilize talents and skills of local engineers to rebuild ailing infrastructure across the country, describing the engineers as ‘‘competent and cost effective.’’
Speaking at an investiture ceremony by the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) at the State House, President Buhari said the well-trained and highly experienced engineers had contributed immensely to the infrastructural development of the country, and they remain indispensable.
The President, who was decorated as the Grand Patron of the NAE at the ceremony, said both military and civilian administrations over the years depended on Nigerian engineers for designs and constructions across the country.
‘‘By insisting that we must be cost effective in building infrastructure, we will utilize Nigerian engineers. I respect them a lot, and I know it takes time to be trained as an engineer,’’ he said.
The President noted that local engineers contributed more than 90 percent to the design and realization of two refineries, 2,500 pipelines and 20 depots in the country during his tenure as Minister of Petroleum in the mid-1970s, adding that the success of the Petroleum Trust Fund was largely hinged on their skills.
‘‘Somehow, everytime and anywhere I have served in this country, we found it cost effective to use Nigerian engineers, and we relied on their capacity to understudy, learn and deliver.
‘‘It will be wrong to fault Nigerian engineers for the failure of refineries. You should blame the political leadership. How can you build and not know how to maintain an asset,’’ the President said.
President Buhari said individual political leaders should be blamed for Nigeria’s ailing infrastructure, not the engineers who had always been willing to contribute to national development.
In her remarks, the President of the NAE, Engr. Mrs. Joanna Maduka, said science, technology and innovation were the key drivers of growth across the globe, urging the Federal Government to explore and engage the multiple engineering talents in the country for more purposeful results.
‘‘For the country to attain sustainable growth status, the Nigerian engineers need to be adequately engaged in planning, policy formulation, consultancy and construction, as well as industrial process of production and manufacturing,’’ she noted.
Maduka commended the anti-corruption fight of the Federal Government, saying it would turn around the fortunes of the economy.
Topic: Economic Recession in Nigeria: Engineering Response
Guest Lecturer: Engr. Dr. Umar Buba Bindir, Ph.D (Cranfield), FNSE, FAEng, FNIAE
Secretary to the Adamawa State Government
Thursday 8th December, 2016
The International Conference Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria witnessed a large turnout of Professionals and Non-Professionals, Traditional Rulers and Icons in the political circle. Some of the highlights of the occasion were the unveiling of the lectern and declaring open the ceremony by the Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
The colorful event shuttled with the citation, celebrating the Laureate, Engr E.C. Iwuanyanwu, which was read by the Former Nigerian Senate President and Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, HE Senator Pius Anyim in the presence of the wife of the Imo State Governor, Chief Mrs N. Okorocha, Former Nigerian Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, Former Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Former Military Administrator of old Imo State, Senator Ike Nwachukwu, Senator Sam Daddy Anyanwu, Former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Engr Ebele Udeakpu, Vice Chancellor University of Calabar and other Governing Council Members of the University, Bishops of the Catholic Church, National President of the National Women Council of Nigeria, Judges, President and Council of Ohaneze Ndigbo, among others.
The NSE President, Engr. Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, gave his remarks which was followed by the high point of the ceremony culminating in the inaugural lecture expertly delivered by our own Engr. Umar Buba Bindir FNSE, the Secretary to the Adamawa State Government.
In attendance also the NSE VP Engr Babagana Mohammed FNSE, Engr Saidu Njidda FNSE, Engr Ibitoye Kilomodemo FNSE, Engr Sola Obadimu MNSE, Awka Branch Chairman and other distinguished Fellows of the society.
In honoring Engr. Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FNIMechE, FAEng,...........
Friday 16th December, 2016
We are ecstatic that the President, Engr Otis Anyaeji FNSE is being honoured with the medal/pin/certificate, designated as the 2016 distinguished PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD. This is in recognition and respect of his distinguished services, dedicated fundamental interests, strategic development and progress of his beloved home, Anambra state
This high honour recognises his tremendous contribution to improving lives, hopes and dreams of the entire citizery of Anambra State, and especially his community where he built and donated a church edifice-Shrine of Christ the King. His epitomize the volunteer spirit for which Christians are known. By freely giving his time, leadership and compassion, he has made a tremendous impact on the lives of those around him and people across the nation.
This is certainly a well-deserved award in recognition of his leadership and significant contributions. May his life, time & resources, which he has dedicated to the service of God and humanity, the advancement of Engineering and to the development of NIgeria, continue to inspire selflessness, integrity, patriotism, respect and love.
We appreciate the Executive Governor of the State, H.E Chief Willie Obiano (Akpokuodike) for identifying his outstanding and contributions. This has been equally impressive. . . Mr President Sir, You are highly respected among your people and we are extremely proud of the excellent work and contributions that you have made. They are exceptional and are appropriately recognized. We are so fortunate that you have demonstrated your "Volunteer Spirit" through your work.
On behalf of the entire Fellows and Members of our great professional body, the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE, I extend our sincere congratulations to you on this historic and auspicious award. We commend you on your many years of distinguished service.
Media & Publicity Team
The event took place at Onward (Ontec) Events Centre, Abeokuta on the 23rd February, 2017..
The NSE President was represented by the Deputy President Engr Mokunolu, FNSE, the Induction lecture was given by Engr Pfof. Abel. O. Olorunisola, FNSE from Unibadan.
Programs of day includes :
1) Inauguration of NIEEE, Abk Chapter
2) Investiture of Engr M. I. Abbass, FNSE as the 13th Chairman of NSE Abeokuta branch
3) Swearing in of the new Excos of thr branch
4) Service and Merit Awards
5) Induction of New Corporate members
Others in Attendance
Baba Oyebolu, FNSE
Engr Mrs Ishidi, FNSE
Engr Mrs Amosu, FNSE
Engr Mrs Oguntala, FNSE
Representative of the Association of Professional Bodies. Ogun state,
The Gov of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun was represented by the Perm Sec, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Engr K. A. Ademolake, FNSE
A total number of 79 people were inducted.
The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Otis Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng, FNIMechE is leading the Nigeria Delegation to the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) 2017 Engineering Conference.
The theme of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) is "Ghana's Natural Resources and Sustainable Development -The Role of the Engineer", which is currently taking place at the Eusbett Hotel Sunyani, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana.
The NSE delegates therefore joined their counterparts from other African Countries here in Sunyani Ghana, to participate actively at the opening ceremony, today, tuesday 28th March, 2017. Highlight of other programs at the Annual Conference include plenary, technical sessions, health walk, students forum, women in engineering forum, election of new President of the GhIE and her Inauguration & banquet and other programs.
On the list of the Nigerian delegates to the Annual Event are:
President of NSE, Engr Otis Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng, FNIMechE
Deputy President of NSE, Engr Adekunle Mokuolu FNSE
IPP of FAEO, Engr Mustafa Shehu FNSE
Past President of NSE, Engr I.K. Inuwa FNSE
NSE Recommends Local Manufacturer of Vehicle Speed Limiters
The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has recommended the manufacturer of vehicle speed limiter devices locally. President of NSE, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng made this position known when he visited the Minister of Science and Technology, Engr. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, FNSE, FAEng in Abuja, on Thursday, March 17, 2017.
Anyaeji, said that the local production of the device will boost the capacity of Nigerian Engineers, additionally, create jobs and enable government to save scarce foreign exchange. According to him, the country will save N40 billion which would have been used to import the device from foreign manufacturers. “We understand that the retail price of this device is about N40, 000. We estimate about a million commercial vehicles being targeted by FRSC will be involved. And on the face of it this translates to N40 billion at commencement’’ he said.
The President expressed his delight in receiving delegates of Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association (NUESA), led by Comrade Ahmed Yusuf (President NUESA).
The President NSE entourage: Engr. Tasiu S. Gidari-Wudil, FNSE (Vice President Engineering Services Bureau), Engr. Mrs. Halimat Adediran, MNSE (Nat. Exco Member) Engr. Sola Obadimu, MNSE (Executive Secretary), and Engr. Ola Taiwo, FNSE (Ag. Director)
The President charged NUESA to begin now to recognize and reflect the diversity of engineering in their proposed 2017 Annual Engineering Students Conference/AGM.
The President speaking against the backdrop of the Guinness Book of Records that certified Engineering as the 'toughest' course in the university, charged NUESA executives to be studious and diligent as they strive towards graduating with flying colours.
The President, who was decorated as "Grand Patron of NUESA" also addressed sundry requests from NUESA viz sponsorship of NUESA engineering conference, inclusion in the NSE National Engineering Conference, and request for office space at NEC. The President informed the leadership of NUESA that a desk office has been assigned to cater for the needs of the body.
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NIGERIA MACHINE TOOLS-LOST OPPORTUNITY & PROSPECTS
Saturday 18th March, 2017
It was a great moment on Saturday 18th March, 2017, as ATMAN Publishers Limited celebrated a Mechanical Engineer, Martins Ibitolu at the Wocdiff Centre, Osogbo.
Engr M.B. Ibitolu, a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is a native of Kabba/Bunu LGA of Kogi State. He was the General Manager of the Nigerian Machine Tools before its privatization in 2006. After privatization, Engr Ibitolu was appointed as the Technical Adviser to the Managing Director and later, Operations Manager (Technical) before he finally disengaged from the Company in 2015.
The event was attended by the President of the NSE, Engr Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng, FNIMechE who was represented by a National Executive Member, who doubles as the Chair Media & Publicity, Engr Ibitoye Adeniran Kilomodemo FNSE, FNIMechE, FAutoEl.
Prof Folu Agbedahunsi of Pharmacognocy, OAU, Ile Ife) chaired the event while Prof Ade Akinola of Applied/Engineering Maths, (OAU Ile Ife) was the Book Reviewer.
The NSE President whose his goodwill message was delivered through his representative eulogised the Writer and the Celebrant. For the speech, Click:
Others at the event were the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Engr Rt. Hon Lasun Yusuf who was represented by his Special Adviser, Managing Director ATMAN Publishers Limited, Alhaji Dauda Ayantayo, Former CEO NABTEB/Member ICPC, Prof Olu Aina OFR, former Labour Leader, Comrade Hassan Sunmonu, High Chiefs from Osogbo & its environ, NSE Osogbo Chairman, Engr Zubayr Adetomiwa MNSE & Members, among other dignitaries.
Congratulations to the Celebrant, Engr Ibitolu and his family.
The Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (NIWE) Gets Makurdi Chapter.
The Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (NIWE), Makurdi Chapter, was inaugurated on Friday March 10, 2017, in Makurdi, Benue State. The inauguration was done by the national leadership of NIWE.
The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng, chaired the occasion. The President was represented by the Chairman, NSE Makurdi Branch, Engr. Msugh Orkor, MNSE.
The National Chairman of NIWE, Engr. Ogundayo Adekola, FNSE, was represented by the NIWE National Vice Chairman, Engr. Abolade Lawal, MNSE, and accompanied by NIWE National General Secretary, Engr. Joshua Sanga, MNSE.
According to Engr. Orkor, the NIWE Makurdi Chapter has nine Executive Committee members. They are:
Engr. Polycarp Tersoo Andura, MNSE Chapter Chairman
Engr. Dr. Terlumun Utsev Vice Chairman
Mr. Raphael Iwar General Secretary
Mr. Emmanuel Olofu, MNSE Asst General Secretary
Mr. Achirgbenda Victor Technical Secretary
Mr. Edward Ayatse Asst. Technical Secretary
Mr. Jokshan Igba Alom, MNSE Publicity Secretary
Peilu Ivue Treasurer
Amaka Okoye Anyanwu Financial Treasure
The Chapter Chairman, Engr. Polycarp Tersoo Andura, MNSE, would serve for a one term of two (2) years effective 10/03/2017. Other Executive Committee members shall hold office for a one term of one (1) year in accordance with the NIWE and NSE laws.
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This is to inform Prospective Member about the April Application for (category C1 only) the upcoming Continuing Professional Education for Executive Engineers.
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The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Abuja Branch today, Saturday, March 11, 2017, inducted 55 New Corporate Members. The New Members took the oath and pledged their loyalty to the Society and the profession.
Speaking at the event, the President of NSE, Engr. Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng, FNIMechE commended the spirited effort by the successful leadership of the Branch towards the growth of the Society, by way of attracting membership. He further acknowledged the support of the Branch towards the establishment of new Branches within the territory, namely, the NSE Maitama Branch and NSE Giri Branch.
President Anyaeji, represented by Vice President, Engr. T. S. G. Wudil FNSE also commended the Institution of the Engr. Charles Mbanefo Annual Lecture Series, saying it was yet another milestone. He charged the Abuja Branch Excos to immediately introduce entrepreneurship enlightenment programme, where Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) could be invited to come and lecture Engineers on wealth/job creation, this, he said, will no doubt, go a long way, in strengthening the capability of Members.