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Ikeja Engineers to Honour Idiat Amusu as Branch organizes Project Skill Competition for Schools

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja Branch, under the leadership of Engr Funmilade Akingbagbohun is set for the 2019 “Project Skill Competition” which will hold on May 15th 2019 at the Olu Awoyinfa Hall of the Branch Secretariat in Lagos.

The Event will also honour one of the Branch’s outstanding female leaders and veteran engineer, Engr Idiat Amusu, a fellow of NSE. The first female Agricultural engineering graduate in Nigeria, first female COREN Council member and a past president of APWEN.

The event which was designed as an avenue for young innovators from secondary schools to showcase their talents and potentials is now renamed “Idiat Aderemi Amusu Project Skill Competition for Secondary School Students” in honour of the Branch’s illustrious daughter. It is the Branch’s efforts at promoting the STEM through its philosophy of “catch them young” and aimed at exposing their innovations to the world.

The past editions had produced numerous winners who had been awarded various prizes and had gone on to pursue careers in universities.

Members of the public are hereby invited to the event.

About Engr Idiat Amusu

Engr idiat Aderemi Amusu was born in the City of Kano. She had her secondary education in Oyo state, where she distinguished herself. She attended University of Nigeria Nzukka, to pursue a degree in Agricultural Engineering which she completed in 1977 with second class upper; thus becoming, in the process, the first Female Graduate of Agricultural Engineering in Nigeria. She also hold Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology and masters in the same course.

Engr Amusu’s professional sojourn started during her NYSC and covers experiences in Agriculture (where she served a General Manager), Food Technology, (Lecturing, administration and management.). She is also engaged in private engineering consulting activities.

As a Lecturer at Yaba College of Technology where she was transferred to Food Technology Department she lectured in Food Engineering, Steam Generation, Food process and Equipment design. Though the years diligent hard-works, Engr Amusu rose through the ranks to the peak as Chief Lecturer at the College in 1998.

She was the Head of Department of Food Technology between 1996 and 1998. She became the pioneer Dean, School of Technology where she served between 1998 and 2002. She also pioneered the establishment of faculty of Agricultural Technology in Epe.

Engr Amusu has served as a member of the accreditation committee of National Board for Technical Education to many polytechnics institutions in Nigeria. She has also served as an external assessor to Raw Material Development Council of Nigeria, Lagos State Polytechnics, National Board for Technical Education Technical Journal, Federal Polytechnics Offa etc.

Engr Amusu as a professional is the first female Council member of the Nigeria’s engineering regulatory body, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN. She has also served as a council member of Nigerian Society of Engineers; she is one of the founding members of Association of Profession Women Engineers in Nigeria, AWPEN and was the 4th President of the Association. She is a Fellow of Nigerian Society, Fellows of Nigerian Institution of Agriculture Engineers, Fellows of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

EngrAmusu has interest in fabrication and a keen believer in reverse engineering. In 2018, National body of APWEN honoured her in Abeokuta for her contributions to Engineering through its National ‘Invent, in Built’ campaign. The Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, HRH Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo 111, Alake of Egbaland personally graced the event and showered encomium on her for her many pioneering activities both within the profession and in the community.

She is a woman passionate about mentoring younger ones both males and female and always ready to be there when called upon. There is nearly anyone you speak to that does not have a story of how she had inspired and motivate them toward excellence.

On these and many others legacies too numerous to mention, the Ikeja re-named the Annual project Skill Competition after her.

Join us at Ralph Alabi Engineering centre located on Plot 32 Oba Ogunji Road, beside Forte Oil filling station, via Agege Pen Cinema at 10 am to witness this occation which is expected to attract participants from numerous schools and dignitaries in engineering and STEM.

Call 08027416301 for more information.

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