My appreciation to the state Governor the Office of the commissioner ministry of works, Directors and PPS office of the executive Governor Kano State Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for honouring our request to support us in achieving this memorable event.
The office of the Head of service, the Engineering consultants, engineering companies construction companies, here present and professional society senior colleagues members in Engineering and outside.
Nigeria Society of engineers has made a significant role towards developing professional competence of its members, thorough workshops, seminars, mentorship carrier guidance to ensure its members have the required competence to compete professionally in all part of the world, through active collaboration with professionals in Africa and the rest of the world.
We (NSE Kano) produced president African federation of Engineers who emerged competitively among peers and we look forward to produce more competent Nigeria to represents us at other international association.
Through advocacy NSE was able to get Registered Nigeria Engineers appointed key Engineering agencies to move this country at this trying times
To uphold these virtues NSE Kano is seeking the cooperation of the state Government to address issues affecting water flooding, waste management, fire incidence which gulfed several properties recently in the state.
A position paper was developed ready for submission to the Executive Governor of the state
1. The NSE at National level is working is working smartly to ensure the an improve welfare package to Nigeria registered engineers
2. Posting of Engineering graduate during the National youth service should be strictly to engineering institution only for the state to achieve developmental objectives
3. To harness the best out of Nigerian engineers the NSE has identified a vacuum exist between the industry and academia by creating technical discussion to bridge the gap between the two through knowledge share, discussions and review of educational curriculum of the state.
NSE Kano have started this with Electrical department of Bayero University and MTN Nigeria where University lecturers were introduced into GSM architecture and equipment topology. Further arrangement is in the pipe line to engage industry professional take classes to expose industry requirement to undergraduate in Telecom and other sectors.
I wish to appreciate everyone here for giving us the opportunity to serve the society.
The trust and confidence bestowed on us is the building block to success, and we will continue to liaise with senior colleagues for mentorship through guided principle centered leadership approach for the development of this great nation and our state in particular.
The Nigeria Society of Engineers is calling on the state Government to create a facility engineer who must be NSE/COREN certified in addition to other professional experience to ensure periodic safety audit checks, and simulation of emergency controls of all Engineering facilities /installations is done with a view to mitigate risk or any hazard in event of any emergency.
The state should create enabling environment through development of critical infrastructures in transportation, Housing, Health/sanitation pipe bone water.
Engineers have realized the significance of sustainability which is;
a. Improving air quality
b. Improving water quality
c. Being energy efficient.
Under the leadership of the immediate past chairman the branch developed a position paper as part of its contribution to support the current administration of Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.
More over the branch have intended to come up with new approach to add value to the state through,
a. Engineering week in memory of the late Engr Magaji Abdullahi former deputy Governor
b. Through Talent management in collaboration with other stake holders in identifying potential future engineers in the community to give them the available support thorough coaching, mentoring, guidance to study engineers and higher degree levels
The Nigeria society of engineers will embark on corporate social responsibility projects vigorously to attend to the following groups
a. Less privileged Ones
b. Torrey homes
c. IDPs camp
The Nigeria society of Engineers Kano Branch is also looking at ways to facilitate urban renewal by controlling slumps area through active collaboration with the state authorities and professional engineers with proving affordable engineering design and services drawings for all.
I thank you all for sparing your time and energy to be with us today.
I wish you Allah guidance and journey mercies back to your destinations.
Engr Rabiu Haruna (mnse)