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‘There is a need for engineers to take center stage at all levels of intervention.’ – Engr Otis Anyaeji

The President of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Engr. Otis Oliver Anyaeji has disclosed that effective synergy between the Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and Youth parliament would reduce the economic burden currently weighing down the country.This is even as he noted that since 95 percent of government work is engineering-based that there is a need for engineers to take center...

Engineers blame weak legislation for dilapidated roads

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has blamed the rising number of dilapidated roads on absence of legislation to enforce reforms in the sector.NSE President, Otis Anyaeji, who disclosed this in Abuja while hosting legislators who are also engineers in Abuja, explained that the society has six legislations that can bridge the infrastructural deficit in a short period if...

Global study pins down engineering and development links

  Facts about engineering capacity across the globeIndia and Vietnam are future engineering hotspotsNo developing nations feature among the top 20 countries on the new engineering indexOnly two African countries, South Africa and Tunisia, have an index score above 40 per centMyanmar, Tunisia and Honduras have the highest proportion of female engineering graduates at 65, 42 and 41 per centEngineering...

Revive Local fabrication of machine tools and Productive sector to check recession, Engineers advised FG

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE have urged the Federal Government to encourage the local building of machine tools as a strategy to exit the economic recession.The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr Otis Anyaeji,  made the appeal in Abuja at the inauguration of the Nigerian Society of Safety Engineers (NISE), a division of Nigerian Society...

Uncertified electrical contractors risk imprisonment

The Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency (NEMSA) has warned electrical installation contractors without certification from the agency to get it or risk prosecution.It said the penalty for not acquiring the certificate is a three-year imprisonment or a fine of N500,000.The agency’s Chief Executive Officer, also the Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, Peter Ewesor, gave the warning during the...

Is Nigeria going the way of iran?

Nigeria’s economy has been very unstable over the past few decades, successive governments has deployed various economic programs to stabilize what is proverbially known today as Africa’s largest economy. The beginning of the new democratic dispensation in the country berthed the vision 20:20, targeting to be among the 20 largest economy in the world in  year 2020.Presently Nigeria is...

Update: FG scraps HND, set to merge polytechnics with universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the scrapping of the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) by polytechnics in the country.Thus, the Federal Government has restricted the award to only the students currently on admission for the various programmes country in a move the Minister of Education, Dr. Adamu Adamu stated forms part of the comprehensive reform...

From the NSE National Headquarters to the Engineers: Moving Forward

Memo to All Members,Since the resumption of the President, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng, in office in January 2016, the Society has consistently made several advocacy efforts to the Federal Government through relevant political office holders, on the need to rightfully position qualified and registered Engineers to hold key leadership responsibilities in specific engineering establishments/institutions for effective and optimal...

‘Kaduna gold deposit bigger than S’Africa’s reserves’

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Wednesday, at the maiden economic summit of the state, said the gold deposit in the state was bigger than South Africa’s gold reserves.El-Rufai, who said there was a large gold deposit in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government of the state, explained that rather than depending on petroleum resources, the state was set...

Rescuing Nigerian troubled Economy: FG and States outline 71 ways out

The National Economic Council retreat has come and gone. below are the highlights of the MeetingFour key areas were identified as requiring urgent attention to revive the economy, namely agriculture, power, manufacturing and housing,Below are the proposals agreed at the meeting.Theme: Nigerian States: Multiple Centres of ProsperityThe following are highlights of the just concluded NEC Retreat:1. Agreement reached for...