The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) President, Engr Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng last Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency, Engr Chief Olusegun Mathew Aremu Okikiolu Obasanjo, GCFR, FNSE, FAEng at his Hilltop Residence, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The NSE President and his entourage felicitated with the Ebora of Owu, who is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) and a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering in Nigeria (FAEng), on the auspicious occasion of his 80th birthday which was marked a few weeks ago.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was full of enthusiasm and zest, as he jocularly said he would stand to address “his President”. And Baba kept his word!
He thanked and appreciated the President and his entourage for the professional visit. He was later presented with gifts on behalf of the Nigerian Engineers. He is indeed a true citizen of the world, with boundless energy and a razor-sharp mind.
The President thereafter spoke of the willingness of the Society to host a reception in his honour, probably in Abuja, before the end of the year.
In the entourage of the NSE President were the NSE Deputy President/President-Elect, Engr Adekunle Mokuolu FNSE, Past ACEN President, Engr Modupeola Mayen Adetiba FNSE, National Exco Member/Chairman, Media and Publicity, Engr Adeniran Kilomodemo Ibitoye FNSE, National Exco Member/Chairman Welfare Committee, Engr Yakubu Ali Garba FNSE, National Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Engr Emmanuel Akinwole FNSE & Executive Secretary, Engr Olusola Obadimu, MNSE.
Others were the Branch Chairmen of Lagos Branch, Engr Johnson Akinwande FNSE, Ikeja Branch, Engr Charles Akintola FNSE, Ota Branch, Engr Dr Akin Adeoye FNSE and Apapa Branch, Engr Garba Ombugadu MNSE.
The Abeokuta Branch Chairman, Engr Abbass Mohammed FNSE, Vice Cbairman, Engr Dr O. Apampa, NIEEE Abeokuta Chapter Chairman, Engr Dele Oladipupo MNSE, and other Abeokuta Members were also in attendance.
The former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and the former Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan were part of the President Obasanjo’s team, who received the Nigerian Engineers.
Reports Compiled by:
Engr Adeniran Ibitoye (Kilomodemo), FNSE
Chair, Media & Publicity (M&P)
Nigerian Society of Engineers