For Nigeria to play role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be repositioned – Prof. Adewunmi

….As NSE Ilaro Branch is inaugurated as the 73rd Branch of the Society.

For Nigerian to play a very great role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be better repositioned in their functions, such that their impact will be greatly felt. This was highlighted by Engr. Prof. Babatunde. A. Adewunmi FNSE during the inaugural lecture held for the Inauguration of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ilaro Branch as the73rd branch of the Society at International Conference Centre, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State on Monday 12th November, 2018. He also advised further that Nigerian Engineers should be valued and challenged in Infrastructural Projects.

The Ilaro Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers was inaugurated by the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Adekunle Olumuyiwa Mokuolu FNSE. The Pioneer Chairman of the Branch, Engr. Joel Ogunyemi and his executives were also inaugurated.

In his welcome address, the President appreciated the Polytechnic management for creating enabling environment for the Engineers within Ilaro community.

Earlier before the Inauguration, the President and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to the Rector Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Arc. O. O. Aluko PhD. The President eulogized the Rector on the several success recorded over the years in maintaining high moral and academic Standard among Polytechnics in Nigeria. In his response, Arc. Aluko thanked the NSE President for the visit and pleaded for equal opportunity for HND holders with their B.Sc Counterpart in engineering practice, professional Recognition and responsibilities.

Thereafter, the NSE President and his team paid a visit to the Paramount Ruler of Yewa Land, Olu of Ilaro, HRM Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle MFR, FNIM, FNIVS (Asade Agunloye IV). The President thanked the monarch for the peaceful co-existence within Ilaro and Yewa Land at large. He also appreciated the monarch for the developmental stride in the Land. The monarch appreciated the President for inaugurating Ilaro branch and promise to continue to use his position to bring more developments to the Yewa Land. He mentioned that there is a plan to collaborate with Dangote Cement in creating the “Cement Technology” department in the Federal Polytechnic, the first of its kind in Nigeria,.the course curriculum which has already been approved.

Some of the dignitaries in attendance are the NSE Vice President Engr. Joseph Akinteye FNSE, Exco Member Engr. Ibitoye Adeniran kilomodemo FNSE, Past Chair. Ikeja Branch Engr. Abiodun Awe FNSE, Abeokuta Branch Chairman, Engr. Dr. Olanrewaju Apampa FNSE, Deputy Rector Engr. Mrs. I.K. Ogunfayo MNSE, Plant Director of Dangote Cement Plc Mr. Armando Martinez Gallegos among others.

The Abeokuta Branch being the Mother Branch of the newly inaugurated Ilaro Branch, was led to the occasion by the Chairman, Engr. Dr. Olanrewaju Apampa FNSE who is also doubles as the Chief Host, Vice Chairman, Engr. Dr. K.A. Olonade; General Secretary, Engr. Olumayowa Idowu; Asst. General Secretary Engr. M.B. Jaji; Fin. Sec, Engr. Dr. Mrs. G.M. Amusan; Publicity Secretary, Engr. Ismail Adeyemi; Immediate Past Chairman, NiMechE Abeokuta Chapter Chairman, Engr. Dr. A.I. Musa; Engr. M.I. Abbass FNSE; Past Chairmen- Engr. A.A Lawal and Engr. T.S. Sogbaike FNSE, Engr.N Ademola Agboola FNSE and Engr. M. Adediran.

Report by Ismail Adeyemi MNSE

For Nigeria to play role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be repositioned - Prof. Adewunmi

For Nigeria to play role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be repositioned - Prof. Adewunmi
NSE President with Rector FPI Ilaro
For Nigeria to play role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be repositioned - Prof. Adewunmi
NSE President and entourage in a group picture with HRH
For Nigeria to play role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be repositioned - Prof. Adewunmi
the pioneer Executive committee members of NSE Ilaro Branch in a group picture with NSE National executive and Hosts
For Nigeria to play role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be repositioned - Prof. Adewunmi
The packed filled hall that witnessed history made in Ilaro
For Nigeria to play role in global economy and Competitiveness, Engineers need to be repositioned - Prof. Adewunmi
Another cross section of the audience at the event

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