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APWEN GEARS UP FOR SECOND EDITION OF OLUTUNMBI JOANNA MADUKA ANNUAL LECTURE

The second edition of the Annual Lecture in honour of Engr. Olutunmbi Joanna Maduka FNSE, FAEng, the first Female President of the Academy of Engineering of Nigeria, and the first Nigerian on the Board of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists, INWES has been scheduled to hold in May. The President of the Association, Engr Felicia Agubata, on behalf of the association has invited general public to grace the event.

Tagged OMAL 2019, the event was initiated to honor an engineer of great repute with remarkable track records in the engineering profession and practice.

Distinguished Speakers invited to grace the event, with theme; “Speaking from the Grave: Synopsis on Wills and Succession,” are Mrs Titilayo Akinlawon, SAN, Founding Partner at Akinlawon and Ajomo, and Prof. Ndi Okereke-Onyuike, former DG/CEO Nigerian Stock Exchange and professor of Capital/Financial Market Studies, University of Nigeria. The President of NSE, Engr Adekunle Mokuolu, will chair the event while the former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Ibidapo Obe is the Special Guest of honour.

It will be recalled that in 1982, six courageous women formally launched APWEN with Engr Maduka as the founding president. The others are, Nkechi Isigwe , Mayen Adetiba, Nwakaego Ojukwu, Beatrice Oduniyi and Idiat Amusu. The group aimed to press for right of women to practice as professional engineers and remove limitations that hinder women advancement in engineering practices. Today, APWEN has a membership of over 3000 female engineering professionals with 30 branches and 15 collegiate across the country.

On 8th May, 2019, engineers and various dignitaries will converge at the Main Auditorium, NECA HOUSE, Plots A2, Hakeem Balogun Street, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. at 10am to celebrate the achievements and leadership of Engr Mrs Olu Maduka, the first registered female engineer in Nigeria.

Join us to celebrate. For more information and support, contact Engr. Idiat Amusu, FNSE, Chairman OMAL committee, info@apwen.org

ENGR. MRS. J. O. MADUKA, FNSE, FAEng MFR

Engr. Mrs. Joanna Olu Maduka was born in Ilesha, Osun State on May 6th, 1941. She had her early education at Queens School, Ede, from where she passed the West African School Certificate in 1959. She gained admission to the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Ibadan and passed her Advanced Level Examinations in 1962. Thereafter, she was admitted to the University of Ife where she graduated in Applied Physics with B.Sc. (Hons) 2nd Class Upper Division in 1965. Engr. Mrs. Maduka passed the Graduateship Examination of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK) in 1966 and earned an M.Sc. (Engineering) degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 1969.

Her professional career cut across various establishments in public and private sector as well as academic institution.  She has worked with Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation Ibadan; she was also a Lecturer in Applied Physics at University of Ife and and also the Principal Partner at Leccom Associates. She is the founder Friends of the Environment (FOTE) which focus on renewable energy, waste management and empowerment of women.

Engr Mrs. Maduka became the first female COREN Registered Engineer in 1974; first female, Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE), UK; first female, Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers FNSE; Honorary Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Science Technology, 1987, Honorary Fellow, Yaba College of Technology in 1998 and first female Fellow, the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.

Engr. Mrs. Maduka has over the years served on several National and International Boards, Governing Councils of tertiary institutions and Committees including but not limited to: Federal Polytechnic, Idah (1980-1984), (1986-1988); Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, (1990-1995), Implementation Committee for the Commercialization of National Electric Power Authority (1989-1990); Gender Renewable Energy Sources and Development Applications (GRESDA), a programme under the United Nations Development Fund for Women International Network of Women in Science and Technology (INWES).

She is the President of Ijesha Society, a group of eminent sons and daughters of Ijesha land. In 2008, she was conferred with the national honour Member of the Federal Republic, MFR.

Snapshot from the first edition of the OMAL series

‘Engineers critical to attaining sustainable economic development’

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