The Nigerian Institution of mechanical engineers, National Students Forum, NIMechE-NSF, a student chapter of NIMechE, as part of its objectives aimed at bridging the gap between classroom and the industry, has inaugurated Federal Polytechnic of Offa Chapter. The event held at Stella Obasanjo Hall,Offa Kwara state made the institution the 31st Student chapter of NIMechE
In his welcome address, The chapter’s President Comrade Sunday Samuel said the inauguration of NIMechE-FPO student chapter will mark a new era for the students of the institution.
Engr Jacob O. Aweda The pioneer Chairman, NIMechE Kwara Chapter presented the inauguration lecture titled: ” THE ROLE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS IN THE SOCIETY” . Dr. Aweda urged the young engineers to be up and doing as the society is expecting a lot from them through their anticipated impacts. He encouraged the students to equip themselves with requisite skills that will prepare them to be solution providers to the many challenges facing our country.
In his own message,The National President NIMechE-NSF, Comrade Lawal Oluwaseun Richard who was represented by the NIMechE NSF membership officer, Comrade Tijani Mahmud said that the membership of NIMechE -NSF does not end at inauguration; it also involves active participation in the various programmes of NIMechE, both local and national. he said the only way they can enjoy the full benefits the forum offers is to be proactive and innovative in their programmes. He expressed appreciation, on behalf of the national executive members for the supports by the Head of Department of mechanical Engineering and the Staff advisers. He assured them that the Kwara State Chapter Chairman will provide all the necessary support for the chapter to thrive.
Comrade Tijani used the opportunity to charge the students to be of good conduct and avoid activities that can bring the institution to disrepute. “Let’s be professional in conduct and shun cultism and every other anti-social activities that can dent our image.” he said.
The event was attended by senior engineers, from Kwara chapter of NIMechE, and the university lecturers some whom are Engr. Dr Abdul J.M, Deputy Rector Federal Polytechnic Offa, Dean S.O.E Engr. Anifowose M.A, Head, department of mechanical engineering Engr. Abikoye O.E,, The NIMechE National membership Secretary Tijani Mahmud FNIMechE the guest speaker Engr J.O Aweda PhD, The Chairman, NIMechE kwara chapter, Engr. Olashehu I.T and members of the executive of NIMechE, staffs of the department and Students.
compiled – By Adeyinka Ademola Abdulrasheed