NSE Ikeja to beam searchlight on industry-academic partnership; as Engineers converge in memory of late Olu Awoyinfa

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja Branch under the leadership of Engr Tosin Ogunmola is set for the 2021 edition of Olu Awoyinfa Distinguished Annual Lecture.

The event which will also be to honour memory of the founder of the Branch, Engr Olu Awoyinfa is expected to have the Vice Chancellor of The Bells University of Technology, Otta, Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran as Keynote Speaker while the Ag. Director General/CEO of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research O, Dr. Mrs Agnes Yemisi Asagra will be the Guest speaker. The theme of this year Edition is “Key factors to qualitative Local content Development: Education and Industrial Synergy.”

The event which will be chaired by NSE President, Engr Babagana Mohammed will also have in attendance, former NSE President, Engr Olorunfemi Ademola Isaac and former NSE Ikeja Branch Chairman, Engr Francis Oguamananm as the Special Guest of Honour.

Other Dignitaries across the various sectors of the economy are also expected at the event. It would also be an occasion for induction of the newly elected Corporate Members of the NSE.

The event is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: Thursday June 3rd 2021
Venue: Ralph Alabi Engineering Centre, Plot 32 Oba Ogunji Road, Beside Forte Oil Filing Station via Pen Cinema Agege, Lagos
Time: 11.00 am prompt

Olu Awoyinfa Distinguished Annual lecture is an annual event instituted in honour of the NSE Ikeja Branch Founder, Engr Olu Awoyinfa.

Born on 1st June 1942 in Ilesha Osun State. Late Olu Awoyinfa was educated London University Westham College where he graduated with B. Sc Hons in Chemical engineering in 1967.

He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers; Fellow of Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers, a fellow of the British Plastic Institute and Registered member COREN No 1060 1979.

Late Awoyinfa was the founder, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers 1969; National Patron, Nigerian University Engineering Students Association 1980 until his death. He was the General Secretary, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers 1972, 1975, National Public Secretary NSE 1981- 1983, Chairman, NSE National Engineering Centre Opening Ceremony Committee 1985, Council member NSE 1980- 2017. Secretary General NSE 1986 – 1988, Secretary General Federation of African Organization of Engineers (FAOE) 1993 to 1995 and Secretary General DFAOE 2000-2017

Member, Petrochemical committee Manchester chamber of commerce 1970 to 1976. Member, WFEO Executive 1989 to 1992. Member O. A. U Faculty of Tech Board 1985 to date. Member COREN Visitation teams to Benin (1980), Minna 1982, Port Harcourt 1984 (2) and Ibadan University 1989.
Member COREN Visitation team to 10 Universities in Phillipines, Cebu and Cuba in 1983. Member , LASG Tech Committee teams to New York on LAPEC and Metro project to Paris 1981.

He was Member, Governing Africa Network for Scientific and Technological to date. Team leader World Bank SME Consultancy project in Nigeria 1995. Member Board or Governor Ilegrams 1985 – 1992, member Board St Patrick Asaba 1972- 1976. Member LASPOTECH Council 2002 – 2006. National Orator, NSE 1987 – 1992

Awoyinfa worked as Production Manager Lever Brothers Apapa 1968 – 1970. And was the First Chemical Manager Shell Nigeria Limited 1971 – 1976. Appointed 1st Nigeria Industrial chemical Engineer Shell Nig. Plc. in 1974 worked as a member of the team that produced the first AsepsoSoap in Lever Brothers – 1970. He also worked with a team of engineers in Shell Nig. Plc. that designed and supervised projects for Speco mill Ikeja, Aba Kadles, SokotoTanery, Kano State Oil mills ,Gusau Oil mills, Onitsha Textiles mills and Niproc Limited, Aroudiuzugu, Imo State.

Until his passage, he was the Chairman Ibcon and Associates Limited (a firm of Environmental, Engineering and Management Consultants). He is on the Board of folio Associates Limited, Rainbow Paints Ilesha, Chairman Oye and Co. Limited and Nita farms Limited.

COVID 19 protocol will be strictly observed.


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