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NICE 2018 End of the Year Dinner: Dr Obafemi Hamzat to Speak on Bridging the Infrastructure Gap

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Lagos State Chapter, under the leadership of Engr (Mrs) Lola Adetona has concluded plan for the 2018 Annual End of the Year Dinner and Award to round off the year. The event which is scheduled to hold at Digital Village, Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa on 26th December 2018 will commence at 4 pm.

On hand to present the Dinner Lecture is the Lagos State Deputy Governorship Aspirant  (under the platform of APC) and former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Lagos State, Engr Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamza. He will speak on the theme ” Bridging the Infrastructure Gap, the Lagos We Know”.

The event is also billed to reward hardworking Civil Engineers who have contributed to the growth of engineering in outgoing year. It will also serve as networking opportunity among engineers and the friends of engineers and appreciation for successful year.

The South West Coordinator, Nigerian Institution of Public Procurement Engineers and the Board of Trustee member of NICE, Engr Dr. James Akanmu is expected to deliver Keynote address; while the NICE National Chairman, Engr Andem Ekpo Bassey will chair the event. Other important dignitaries are also expected.

Come and join us as celebrate an eventful 2018. Members and attendees are expected to be seated at the venue  by 4 p.m.

About Engr Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat

Engr Hamzat

For his revolutionary initiative that triggered the introduction of modern technology to Lagos state ministries, he occupies a conspicuous place amongst Lagos State Galaxy of Stars.

Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, whose arrival into the public service from an illustrious private sector career, was announced by his appointment as Commissioner for Science and Technology during the tenure of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in August 2005, hitting the ground running, with rolled-up sleeves, aptly described his duty- assumption disposition.

Like a big bang, his appointment induced silence in the State political circles and forced observers to make meaning of the new addition to a somewhat perfect team, which had delivered on its promises of enterprise building and good governance, after the state had suffered decades of military rule.

The suave initiate abated wagging tongues with his clinical execution and superlative delivery of projects that were hitherto adjudged complex. Just as his appointment made life easier for the Lagos State residents, the State government’s operations also became more efficient.

Retaining him as Commissioner for Science and Technology when Governor Babatunde Fashola assumed office in 2007 was natural because of his comprehensive rollout plan of designed initiatives that permanently changed the face of data and record keeping in the state, and swiftly dispatched the ‘ghost workers’ phenomenon in the state civil service.

One after the other, Hamzat untangled historical challenges that had crippled the efficiency of different facets of state operations and made drudgery a forgotten part civil servants’ operations in the state.

You can read the full Profile of Dr Obafemi Hamzat Here 

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