The National Engineering Conference in Abuja have come and gone. The Annual AGM came with its highs and lows. It was a hugely successful event and round-off for the Engr Otis Anyaeji, whose successful tenure had increased the level of awareness in the NSE.
The members elected new national executive officers including a Deputy President during Annual General Meeting at “Chida Events Centre, Utako, Abuja”. through electronic voting system. Below are the profile of the executive Officers. They will join the President Elect, Engr Adekunle Mokuolu in piloting the affairs of the Nigerian Society of Engineers for the year 2018.
All except the Deputy President who would automatically become the President Elect in two years time are to serve one year (2018).
Engr. Babagana Mohammed, FNSE
Engr. Babagana Mohammed is a detribalised Nigerian and a born leader who hails from Maiduguri, Borno State.
He had his academic educations at Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri where he obtained his National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and was offered employment by Chad Basin Development Authority as Technical Officer; Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maiduguri and eventually graduated in 1992.
He moved to NNPC/NETCO in the year of 2002 as Senior Engineer (Piping) and has participated in many design projects in the Oil and Gas Sector amongst which are – NLNG Train 6, Agbami FPSO, Bonga FPSO, MOBIL EAP Project, MOBIL MIPS Project, CNL Produced Water Disposal Project, NNPC Refineries Rehabilitation Project, NNPC Refineries Technical Audit etc. He has attended many specialized courses home and abroad on Stress Analysis, Piping and Plant Layout Design, Project Management etc. and held many positions of increasing responsibilities from Design Engineer to Project Lead Engineer.
He was a founding member of NSE Victoria Island Branch and later its Chairman. He served for three (3) consecutive times as Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
It was during his time as Vice President (Professional Development) that the Examination Syllabus was officially released for use by prospective members and the following numbers of Drafts Codes & Standard are collated and ready to go for stakeholders/presentation.
He has won many awards in his career among which are: The Borno State Governor’s Award for the BEST STUDENT in Agriculturein 1981; Lagos Chapter of Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers Award for Meritorious Service to the Society and Humanity 2011, 2013 and 2017; The Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers Special Award for Meritorious Service to the Society 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016; The Nigerian Society of Engineers Special Award for service from Lagos, Zaria, Apapa, Katsina, Damaturu, Egbin, Enugu, Onitsha, Owerri, Victoria Island, Yola, Kaduna, Aba, Ibadan etc.
He has served the Nigerian Society of Engineers and its Divisions in many capacities over the years. Among which are: He was the COREN Inspector in Victoria Island Inspectorate 2010, Chairman, NSE Victoria Island Branch (2011 – 2012), Chairman, Lagos State NSE Chairmen Forum 2013 to 2014, Member, Conference Planning Committee 2012, Member, Finance and Budget Monitoring Committee 2011, Member, Nigerian Content Committee 2012 and 2013, Member, Board of Directors of NSE Ventures 2011 to 2015, Vice President, Membership Services 2016; Member, NSE ONWARD STRATEGIC VISION 2016; Chairman, Engineering Regulation Liaison and Legislation Board 2016, Member, Engineering Regulation Liaison/Legislation Board 2017.
We will create and maintain a sustainable environment that promotes the development of our members and thereby allow us, individually and as a group, to be more productive and effective
ENGR. TASIU SAAD GIDARI-WUDIL (ENGR. WUDIL), FNSE, SMIEEE, MNIM
Engr. TasiuSaadGidari –Wudil (Engr. Wudil), FNSE, SMIEEE was born at Wudil, in Kano State. His early educational career saw him through the Wudil Central Primary School, Government Technical College, Wudil, Science Secondary School Dawakin Kudu. He later got admission into the Federal University of Technology (now ATBU), Bauchi to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1985. Engr. Wudil holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Power & Machines) and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Power & Machines) from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
Engr. Gidari-Wudil 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 Education, Kano. He got a job with the Bayero University Computer Centre as Computer Maintenance Engineer but later joined the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA). Engr. Gidari-Wudil is now an Assistant General Manager with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Engr. T. S. G-Wudil is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a Senior 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. Engr. Gidari-Wudil was registered with COREN in 2001 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.
Engr. Gidari-Wudil is a true NSE man with passion for the development of young engineers, and protection of the dignity of the Nigerian engineer. He has served at various levels in Jos, Bauchi and Maitama Branches. He served in various boards and committees at the NSE National level. He has been on COREN and NBTE accreditation.
He superintends the Engineering Bureau Service Department and Board (Engineering Manpower Bureau, Cost Indices and Infrastructural Score Card Committee, Accreditation Committee). He was the pivot of the implementation of the Computer Based Test for NSE corporate examination. He also championed the creation of the Energy Audit Study Group. The EBS Board under his leadership was able to get Council approval to introduce the Engineering Product Endorsement Scheme.
1. Bridging the gap between the academia and the practicing engineers through a program by the creating an enabling environment for researchers to secure INTERNSHIPs in the industry to study real life cases so that they can go back to conduct researches for solutions.
2. Mentoring program to bridge the gap between the young engineers and the experienced engineers will be introduced.
3. Technology Working for NSE: It does not speak well if the Society does not fully imbibe the use of technology in its operations.
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.
ENGR. DR. (MRS.) ISHIDI YOHANNA EDITH FNSE, FIPE, RCOREN, MACS, MSPE, MPIN, MSLCT, MMSN. (NEE OGBOSO)
Engr Ishidi is the Head, Polymers and Advanced Composites Department, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, (SHESTCO) Abuja.
Engr. Dr. Mrs. Ishidi Yohanna Edith (NEE OGBOSO) was born in Enugu, and had her primary and secondary education at Aba, Abia State. She graduated from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri Imo State, where she studied Polymer Engineering and bagged ber Bs.C and Masters before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, for her Ph.D.
Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) Ishidi Y. E. FNSE started her career in Zaria, Kaduna state 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, students project 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 sister parastatal; Sheda Science and Technology Complex. (SHESTCO), Abuja. SHESTCO is a research Institute 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.
As a registered Engineer with COREN and NSE, she was privileged to serve the Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE) in the following capacities: Vice President in charge of Process and Electro -mechanical Board, 2017, National Executive Committee Member, 2015 and 2016, Chairman, Engineering Man-power Development Committee, 2016, Vice Chairman Professional Development Board, 2015, Vice Chairman, Membership Services Department, 2016, Chairman Examination Committee, 2015, Chairman NSE Zaria Branch, 2012 and 2013 among others.
She is a Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers. (NSE), Fellow, Institute of Polymer Engineers, Member, American Chemical Society, (ACS), Member, Society of Plastics Engineers. UK, Member, Society of Leather Chemists and Technologists, UK, Member, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, etc
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 foreign Engineers 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.
My office as the Vice President of our exalted Society will stimulate regular intellectual discourse on modern engineering technology among the Nigeria Engineers and the Engineers from the developed world. This will create robust engineering development and practice in the highly dynamic engineering world.
Furthermore, I pledge to do all that is within my ability to ensure that our members are empowered through Continued Professional Development to give the government, academia, industries and the larger Society the best professional engineering services in tandem with the world’s best practices.
Executive Committee Members:
Engr. Ibitoye Felix Adeniran, 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”
Engr. Adediran Halimat Sole C., 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”.
The 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.
Engr. Garba Yakubu Ali, 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.
ENGR. PROF. ABDULRAHIM ABDULBAQI TOYIN FNSE, FNIMechE, FAutoEI, FIPMA, MASME, MNIProcE, MNIM.
Engr. Prof. Abdulrahim holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Ilorin, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Ibadan, MBA in Management from University of Maiduguri, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with option in Energy Engineering from Bayero University Kano. He also holds a PGD in Education , Certificate in Computer and B.A. in Islamic Studies at First Class Level from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He is currently working on two Dissertations after successful completion of all necessary course works: one is leading to the award of M.Ed., Educational Administration and Planning with the National Open University of Nigeria, and the second leading to the award of M.A. in Islamic Studies with the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
He began his working career in 1991 with the Ministry of Works and Housing, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria as a Graduate Engineer during the one year compulsory NYSC programme. He joined the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Nigeria in 1992 where he served as a Mathematics and Physics Teacher. He left this appointment to work with Bhojwani Brothers Nigeria Ltd., Ikoyi, Lagos as an Auto Sales Rep. Cum Management Trainee in 1993 and later worked with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Nigeria as a Mechanical Engineer where he held various technical and managerial positions in its headquarters then in Lagos as well as in Oyo, Zamfara and Borno States field headquarters from 1993 to 2000.
Engr. Prof. Abdulrahim joined the service of the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in 1999 as Visiting Assistant Lecturer which was later confirmed to the position of Lecturer II in the year 2000. He rose to the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Energy and Thermo-fluid) in 2012 haven enjoined accelerated promotions from the rank of Senior Lecturer to Reader as well as from the rank of a Reader to Professor.
Engr. Prof. Abdulrahim is a registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and a Fellow of The Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow of Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE), Fellow of Automotive and Locomotive Engineers’ Institute (FAutoEI) and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (FIPMA). In addition, He is also a Member of Nigerian Institute of Procurement Engineers (MNIProcE), Member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MASME), and Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM).
Engr. Prof. AbdulrahimAbdulbaqiToyin has served as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering a number of times in recent past and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Ilorin and currently an Adjunct Professor with the same University. In the past, He has served the Ogbondoroko Students Union as Assistant Public Relation Officer, Public Relation Officer, Assistant Secretary, Secretary and Vice Chairman over the years. He also served as the President of Asa Students Union, University of Ilorin Chapter from 1988 to 1991. He is currently serving as student adviser and patron to students’ associations at the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Engr. Prof. Abdulrahim has served as resource person and member of accreditation team as well as verification team of Engineering Programmes in Nigeria Universities for both COREN and NUC. He is also serving as resource person for NSE Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) for prospective Corporate Members, and has served as Associate examiner for Mechanical Engineering NSE corporate examination and interview, and participated in NSE central marking of Corporate Examination. He has also served in numerous Society positions including member of NSE Bureau of Public Procurement from 2008 to 2009, member of NSE Programme and Publicity Committee from 2010 to 2011 and Assistant General Secretary of the NSE Maiduguri Branch from 2013 to 2015. He is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of NSE Maiduguri Branch for the second term (2015 to date), a member of Engineering Collaboration Committee from 2016 to 2017 and Chairman of Career Development Committee from 2016 to 2017 for the Branch. He is currently a member of the Engineering Codes and Standard Committee at the NSE Headquarters. In addition, he is a Pioneer member of Maiduguri Chapter of NIMechE, and currently serving as Technical Secretary of the Chapter as well as member of NIMechE national exco as well as Professional Development Secretary of NIMechE.
He has won various awards from many ibn across the country.
I will work towards the development of appropriate policies and programs designed to achieve the objectives and visions of the Society in the most effective and efficient ways. Moreover, best opportunity for networking, gaining experience and technical knowledge will be enhance. Professional development programs that will provide a broad range of continuing education activities designed to keep Engineers abreast of the rapidly changing technological fields will be sustained and improved upon. In addition, I will encourage Engineers to always strive for excellence and work out solutions that will benefit humankind.
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
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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….
Engr. Dr. Babalola Rasheed, MNSE
Engr. Dr.Rasheed BABALOLA, MNSE is an accomplished Chemical Engineer with a well-developed background in the Oil and Gas Industry. Extensive experience in Refinery and Pipeline Operations as well as in Paints and Chemical production, Equipment Fabrication, Process Analysis and Enhancement with a proven ability to combine technical knowledge and understanding with a strong commercial awareness. Also a Personate trained Teacher with wealth of experience.
He holds PhD, M.ENG, PGD , HND and ND all in Chemical Engineering. He has worked with Oil and Gas Industries in various capacities at NNPC/PPMC as well as in paint and Chemical industry. He was the Chairman of RABAB Nig. Limited, a paint production and consulting firm, also Managing Director of Tecnik Specialist Services and Consultancy limited. He is currently a Lecturer with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden. His area of research is Reaction Engineering Kinetics, Catalysis and Petroleum.
He has (at several times) been the Assistant Technical Secretary, Technical Secretary of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Kaduna Branch. He has also served the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Kaduna Branch as Assistant Publicity Secretary, Publicity Secretary, and Vice Chairman and currently serving as the Chairman.
Engr. Dr.Rasheed BABALOLA has membership to many professional bodies such as Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Member, American Society of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Member Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE), Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIMChartered) as well as a registered Engineer with Council for Regulation of Nigerian Engineers (COREN). He has a number of Academic and Technical publications to his credit as well as patent in the “Development of Zeolite Y, an FCCU Catalyst from Local Raw Material. (Patent No: NG/P/2014/139).
In Addition, the NSE also elected Audit Committee members who are:
Engr. Abe Oloruntoba Williams, MNSE
Engr. Nnodi Linda Abuh, MNSE
Engr. Adeyemi Adewale George, MNSE
From us at @myengineers, Congratulations to all elected Executives as we look forward for a better Engineering society.
Compiled by Isqil Najim @isqilnajim