The leadership of NUESA UNIABUJA led by their president Comrade Abdulateef Edicha has honoured a former Vice President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE and MD BAMSAT Nig Ltd, Engr Margaret Oguntala with Mother of Modern Engineering Award in Abuja. The Award was in recognition of her tremendous efforts in Youths mentorship and nation building. The ward was presented during a courtesy call on Engr Oguntala on Friday 11th June 2021 in Abuja,
Th CEO of Kenol Engineering Ltd, Engr Olu Ogunduyile and other notable personalities joined her at the presentation while the Association president was in company of Comrade Etuk Ubong Abasi( former NUESA national president), Amb. Yero Joshua Funom (secretary general), Hon Caleb Chinecherem (dinner committee chairman) and cross section of students from all the four departments of the faculty.
Oguntala was few days ago honoured by the University in appreciation of her contributions to the development of young engineers. The visit was in fulfillment with her promise to have an interaction with the leadership of the association due to her inability to attend historic dinner and award night ceremony organized in her honor.
The president Comrade Abdulateef thanked Engr Oguntala whom he described as a mother and a beacon of hope for every young Engineer in Nigeria as a result of her relentless efforts in shaping the profession. He said this was the reason while the Association in her last Congress unanimously agreed to name this year’s dinner and award night in her honour.
Other students in attendance took turn to appreciate her for her simplicity and willingness to help shape their future, they also took turn to ask her questions on the live after school as an engineer and life in general during the interactive sesion that followed. Oguntala responded every question as mother and mentor she is rightly is. and as such triggering the joy in the Students as they all appeal to her to serve as their mentor and life coach which she joyfully agreed.
In her response, she said was highly impressed by the gesture of NUESA UNIABUJA And the entire young Engineers for the gesture and recognition of her little efforts and promising to always offer herself in any way possible to support the profession.
She also explained the various programs currently going on at COREN to shape the profession and create more opportunities for the younger generation and restore the prestige of the profession.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Universities Engineering students Association (NUESA) is an umbrella body of all Engineering students in Nigeria and also the student’s wing of the Nigerian society of Engineers (NSE) has earlier honoured Engr Margaret Oguntala at their Annual Dinner whcih held in Abuja.
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