A professor of mechanical Engineering and managing Director at Scientific Equipment Development Institute, SEDI, an institute of NASENI, prof Mohammed Baba Ndaliman is now the NIMechE National Chairman Elect following successful International Conference and Annual General meetings of the Institution in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.
In the same vein, the Institution elected her new Deputy National Chairman in person of Engr Funmilade Atinuke Akingbagbohun who becomes the first elected Female in that capacity. Others elected at the event are Engr Peter Ingbinankobo, the immediate past Chairman of Abuja Chapter and Engr. Abulimen as national Exco member .. There will be by-election to fill some vacant positions in the coming International Conference of Nigerian Society of Engineers, in Kano.
NIMechE under the outgoing National Chairman, Dr. Robinson Ejilah, whose tenure will end in December 2019, had embarked on various institutional reforms and invested massively in laying a foundation for the net 15 years to conform to global standard.
In partnership with Royal Academy of Engineering and Engineers Against Poverty, to conform with international best practice, it has developed GENDER, EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION DRAFT POLICY DOCUMENT, making it the first to produce such document among professional bodies in Nigeria. It embarked on productive international partnership which included international student exchange as well as partnership with IMechE UK in a bid to develop its young engineers. Various other progarmemss and events.
Professor Mohammed Baba Ndaliman is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. Prof. Ndaliman began his academic and research career the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 1991, after a brief stint as Management trainee with the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, Sokoto. He rose through the wrungs of academic ladder to the exalted position of Professor on the effective date of October 2017, though officially announced on the 18th April, 2018.
He is at present, on secondment as the Managing Director, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Minna- a mono-mandate development institute that was established by National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to provide science infrastructure and equipment for capacity building in areas such as electrical engineering to foundry technology, and develop engineering designs and disseminate same to SMEs in order to standardize Nigerian made products and make them globally competitive.
Engr Funmi Akingbagbohun is currently the Chairman of NSE Ikeja Branch. She had served as Chairman of NIMechE Lagos Chapter, National Treasurer APWEN among other national posts she had held while serving various Engineering and Built professionals bodies. Professionally she is a Senior Engineer at Lagos State broadcasting Corporation. She is a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers and NIMechE.