The African Energy Conference held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom has come to an end. The NSE also had its Annual General Meeting on the last day of the conference where many far reaching decisions were made and some differed. Congratulations to all those who attended. Below are the list of the elected officers who would join the Duo of Engr Otis Anyaeji (Profile )and Engr Kunle Mokuolu in the new executive committee for the 2017 engineering year.
Find below the abridged profiles of the new National Executive Officers. They are three Vice Presidents and 6 National Exco members.
NSE Vice Presidents
1. Engr Gidari Wudil Tasiu, FNSE
Engr. Wudil holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Power & Machines) from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He has worked with the Kano State Science and Technical Schools Management Board as Electrical Instructor at the Government Technical College, Wudil. He also served as Engineer 1 (Electrical) at the Ministry of Kano; Bayero University Computer Centre as Computer Maintenance Engineer; the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and now he is an Assistant General Manager with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers; Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, USA, Pioneer Chair of the, Power & Energy Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Nigeria Chapter, Member Nigerian Institute of Management, and a Professional Member, American Society of Safety Engineers, ASSE.
He is Registered with COREN and is the First Nigerian Engineer to be Certified Regulatory Specialist. He is also Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist both from Institute of Public Private Partnership (IP3) Washington DC.
It is time for us to be heard, touched, felt and reckoned with. Engineering should lead while others follow. We hope to use the experience of our leaders with youthful vigor of our teaming engineering graduates to make NSE top in use of ICT in all our operations.
2. Engr. Dr. Ishidi Y. Edith, FNSE
Is the Head, Polymers and Advanced Composites Department, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja.
Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) Ishidi, Y. E. FNSE has worked as an assistant lecturer in the then Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology, (CHELTECH) Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State to teach Polymers and Polymer Related courses. She served diligently as a lecturer, researcher, examination officer, SIWES coordinator, Departmental Secretary, Head of Department and as a Director in the Polymer and Environmental Technology of the same agency, which was later in 2011 changed to the Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST). Engr. Dr. Mrs. Ishidi, in December 2015 left NILEST to join another agency of government; Sheda Science and Technology Complex. (SHESTCO), Abuja. SHESTCO is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, with the core mandate of advanced research in many fields of which Polymers and Advanced Composites is an aspect.
She has served the NSE and the Engineering at local and national level with distinction. She has represented the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) and the country in Bi- National discussions both within and outside Nigeria on Science and Technology matters. She is happily married and blessed with children.
Engineering practice in Nigeria has been relegated to the back ground to the extent that imported quacks from foreign countries are placed above Nigeria Engineers in many engineering sectors. I will make bold to say that they are not in any way better than Nigeria Engineers. Therefore, if given the opportunity, I will champion a cause to ensure that the practice of engineering in Nigeria is put at par in all ramifications with what is obtainable globally.
To me, the economic recession currently biting hard in the country should be a great opportunity for Nigerian engineers to showcase their capacity in the area of national economic development. If voted in as the Vice President of our great society, I will create awareness and develop an enabling environment on the platform of our dear society for Nigeria Engineers to key into the abundant opportunities in the recession to proffer effective engineering solution to pull Nigeria out of the recession.
3. ,Engr. Akinteye Joseph Olatunde FNSE
Engr. Akinteye Joseph Olatunde, FNSE, is a Civil Engineer with Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State. Also, he attended many Institutions for both professional and performance enhancement courses within and outside the country.
Engr. J. O. Akinteye has well over two decades of experience in Civil Engineering practice. He won FCT NYSC Award after his Service year in 1996 and this fetched him automatic employment with the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Abuja. He thereafter commenced his working Career as an Engineer with FCDA in 1996 during which he held various positions on several engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers with membership number and registered with Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN).
He has served the Engineering and Nigeria in many capacities at both his branch and National level. he has won many distinguished awards as a results of his professional activities and services to the country.
2017 NSE Exco Members
1. Engr Adediran Halimat, MNSE
Engr. Mrs. Halimat Adediran, is a Mechanical Engineer and currently the Regional Manager (North CFAO Equipment. A product of Lagos State University and Ladoke Akintola Universty of Technology, she has worked with organisations such as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Sofitam Nig. Ltd (a subsidiary of CFAO Nig. Ltd) before joining the CFAO. She is also a National Executive Member of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
She was responsible for the development, growth and promoting the organization in the downstream Oil and Gas sector for the entire Northern Region and ensured a seamless administration of all engineering operations in the northern part of the country and secured a good market share for the TOPTECH brand of fuel dispensing pumps as its now one of the top ranking brands servicing the downstream sector in the country today.
Engr. Mrs. Halimat Adediran is happily married and blessed with lovely kids. She speaks Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages fluently. Her hubbies includes travelling and listening to news. She has won awards at local and national level from both the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers and many other organisations.
She registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and a member of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE), Association of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (IPMA), and a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria (CIFC)
She has served in several capacities within the Engineering family at the Branch, Division and Chapter.
‘’ENGINEERING is the key factor that defines the masters and slaves of this world”. There is need to reposition the Nigerian Engineers physically, morally, socially and economically to take their rightful place as masters in charting a course out of obscurity in the Nigerian economy and polity, by firing up their entrepreneurial spirit through relevant exposures, trainings, workshops and business partnerships.”
2. Engr Ibitoye Kilomodemo, FNSE
Engr. Prince Hon. Ibitoye Adeniran Kilomodemo, a Royal Prince from Osun State, who is popularly known and called KILOMODEMO or KLM” is the immediate past Chairman NSE Osogbo Branch. He is the Managing Partner, IBI Babatunde Company Nigeria Limited, Executive Director, Royal Synergy Associates Limited and the Vice President, Board of Covenant Helpers Foundation. He holdsMaster in Public Administration at Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State and Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ondo State University (Now Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti). He has worked in various capacities early in his carreer at companies such as, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Warri a
Engr. Kilomodemo has presented some technical and professional papers and attended many local and international Conferences within and outside the Country. He is a Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), Automotive Engineers Institute (AutoEl) and registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also a member of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Association of Engineering (IAENG), among others.
He has served the engineering in many capacities meritoriously and given various awards in the course of his services. Under his watch, he led the NSE Osogbo Branch to become the best Branch among the over 60 Branches of the NSE and also 2nd in 2016.
Kilomodemo is a philanthropist, is well read, kindhearted, upright, generous, lively and loyal to the cause he believes.
“When the Societies get tired of their old homes or the roads need expansion to arrest traffic gridlock, they call on the Engineers to bring up something better and more innovative than they are used to. When the cost of unemployment mounts and more Youths are out in labour market in search of work, the Societies make use of the Engineers, in creating new jobs. Source: “National Development Challenge is Engineering Challenge”
3. Engr Eziokwu Nkemnasom Silas, MNSE
Engr EZIOKWU Nkem currently is the Project Coordinator at the Department of Project Management Technology (PMT) at the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO. She is also a a member of School of Management Welfare Committee now and National Executive Committee member of NSE.
A holder of Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (an option in Mechanical Engineering) and Master of Science in Project Management, She has worked at in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna where she held held several Administrative positions. She has also served in the Department of Civil Engineering at (FUTO).
EZIOKWU is a COREN Registered Engineer. and a vibrant member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). She has manifested her love for The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) through her selfless services in many Branch committees such as at Kaduna Branch, Owerri Branch, Maitama Branch etc.
At NSE National Headquarters Abuja, EZIOKWU N.S.E. has been appointed as the Chairman of Committees like: Examination Committee; Accreditation Committee; Welfare Committee; etc. She has also become a member of NSE’s Boards like: Eng’g Bureau Services Board; and Admissions Board. She served as a member of 2016 Membership Services Committee; 2014 WECSI Local Organising Committee. She also served as a member of 2013 Conference Planning Committee; Admissions Committee; Continuing Education Committee and Examinations Committee. She has represented the President of NSE in Oversight of NSE Professional Examinations in many NSE examination centres.
EZIOKWU N. S. E. is a member of The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN); Nigerian Institution of Industrial Engineers (NIIE) and Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers (IACE). IACE is a Member of International Cost Engineering Council.
4. Engr Garba Yakubu, FNSE
Engr Garba is a COREN registered Civil Engineer. he is the Head of Project Monitoring and Evaluation of the Federal Housing Authority, Abuja. Before now he was the Special Assistant (Technical) to the MD/CEO, Resident Engineer FHA paradise Hills Estate Apo/Guzape, Abuja. He was also involved in the design and supervision of civil/structural works of FHA Gwarinpa II Estate, Abuja. He is also a member of the design and vetting team among other assignments related to Civil and Structural Engineering.
He became a corporate member of the NSE in 2003 and Fellow of the Society in 2013 with registration number 13836 and registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in 2004.He is a registered member of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (MNICE), Society for the Construction Industry Arbitrators (Micarb) and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administrators (FCAI)
He is the chairman of NSE Abuja Branch and has also served as the Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Abuja Chapter among others notable positions he has held including National Committees at NSE Headquarters. he has won many awards as a result of his hard works.
5. Engr Atandeyi Babajide O, FNSE
Engr. Atandeyi Babajide is the Immediate Past Chairman of NSE Akure Branch and has been a key player in the current vibrancy of the Branch. NSE Akure Branch under his able leadership clinched 1st Position in the Annual Group Dynamics Competition for NSE Branches in 2016.
Engr Atandeyi is the Managing Director of Elboa Engineering Limited, an indigenous multi-disciplinary engineering services company embracing a full range of activities in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Water Resources Engineering.
A founding member of NSE Ikeja Branch, he moved to Akure, Ondo State upon the establishment of his company in 2005. He rose through the ranks to becoming Branch Chairman in 2014 until August 2016. He was elected Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 2015.
He hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Technology Akure and a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos.
His Engineering career of 24 years cuts across a diversified field of engineering practice such as consulting, construction, procurement, project management, manufacturing, maintenance, capacity building, policy and strategy. He was at a time the Programme Officer and later, Head Professional Development at the Nigerian Society of Engineers, National Engineering Centre, Lagos.
As a humble servant and administrator, he has served under a number of accomplished engineers from whom he prides his wealth of experience and administrative acumen. Some of these people are Late Engr. (Chief) Ralph Alabi, Engr. Habu Gumel, Engr. Felix Atume, Engr Emeka Ezeh, Late Engr Foloseke Somolu, Engr. (Chief) O.A Ajibola and Engr. Ademola Olorunfemi, to mention a few.
Engr Atandeyi is a multi-gifted entrepreneur and radio presenter whose weekly empowerment programme on radio tagged “Discovery for Businessmen”, is aired on two radio stations, Adaba 88.9FM and FUTA Radio 93.1 FM.
He has served engineering (NSE, NIMechE and COREN) in various capacity. He is passionate about promoting the concept of entrepreneurship as a panacea for national development. Engr Atandeyi is happily married with children.
6. Engr Igwegbe Nnenna Chinyere, MNSE.
Engr. Chinyere Nnenna Igwegbe is a product of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where she bagged her Bachelors in Engineering from the department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering where she made history as the first female Class Representative in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Department and the entire Engineering Faculty. She also holds Masters in Business Administration from Metropolitan University London, UK
She is presently the Principal Partner of Krumberg Engineering Limited and Board Member, Benedict Ekejiuba Foundation, an NGO that caters for children and old people. Engr. Chinyere Nnenna Igwegbe was in charge of the finance department of Valenz Holdings Limited, Abuja office, overseeing the Project Financing and Monitoring of all the projects handled by the company. She has worked in various capacities such as Dual Engineering Services Limited where she became the Safety Officer on all the projects handled by the company, Cross River Basin Development Agency, Calabar, . She moved to Abuja 2005, where she joined Valenz Holdings Limited, a company involved in Procurement, Construction and Consultancy in the Power / Energy Sector.
She is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a registered by COREN. She is an active member of NSE Abuja branch and also some of the divisions of NSE including APWEN and has contributed immensely and selflessly as this can be deduced from her activities as shown below:
It is important that our young engineers and women are brought to the fore of the activities of the society, provide platform they would leverage on and become better professionals in the country and world at large…. We can all learn from one another, the young and old. No knowledge is lost or a waste….The Society ought to be a link or bridge between the member entrepreneurs among us and the government Institutions for grants or loan with easy pay back or re-payment plan….
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