SPEECH DELIVERED AT THE 2021 KWASU GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP INDUCTION CEREMONY

2021 KWASU GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP INDUCTION CEREMONY HELD ON THE 13TH DECEMBER, 2021 BY ENGR DR MRS TEMITOPE ELIZABETH ODETOYE, FNSE, MNSChE, FNYA, MCSN, MICCON, MAPWEN, MOWSD

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen,

To God be the glory for sparing our lives towards holding this programme this yeardespite the recent emergence of various COVID-19 waves.We thank God for giving us the opportunity to celebrate the outcome of your basically five (5) year journey at ourgreat Kwara State University. It is indeed a great privilege and honour as I welcome you all to the 2021 KWASU Graduate Membership Induction Ceremony of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ilorin Branch.

The Nigerian Society of Engineers hasits mission and vision statements as an engineering professional body that has the mandate to render services, enhancing the professional development of her members and positively impacting the community by team work. We are committed to holding various technical sessions, lectures , collaboration with Government and the Ilorin Branch has come a long way as the 7th inaugurated Branch out of the over 80 Branches in Nigeria.

The theme of this occasion “Engineering Profession: Challenges and Opportunities ahead” was carefully selected for proper launching and mentoring of our Engineering Graduates today as the journey into the profession commences. Our Guest Lecturer, the Executive Chairman of Intermicrotel International LtdEngrAdemolaEkunboyejo, MNSE is a well-suited, astute professional who will do great justice to this important lecture, as I implore you to make good use of this epoch making lecture.

Our Graduands of the day, please note that the role of engineers and engineering in the national development cannot be over-emphasized. Engineering has played a gigantic role in the making of the developed worlds. Indeed, you have a potential role to play to make Nigeria great again by contributing to her technological and economic growth!

On behalf of the EXCO, distinguished Fellows and members of this great Harmony Branch, I heartily congratulate all our Graduate Members and welcome you as you climb the first step on the ladder of our great Professional Body.Having been found worthy to be inducted as Graduate members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers,you are implored to be good ambassadors of this Society at home and abroad.Be wary of sharp practices and unethical behaviours which can act as clogs in the wheel of career progress. We wish you a great professional attainment with career fulfilmentahead. Wishing you an enjoyable,fulfilling and rewarding journey in this profession.

We also congratulate all our departmental awardees for your well-deserved awards of recognition for your outstanding performances as best graduating students in your classes. Wishing you greater heights as you continue to shine and make us proud.

On behalf of the EXCO, Isincerely thank the Provost of College of Engineering, all Heads of Departments and staff of Kwara State University here present for your presence and tremendous investment of engineering training culminating in the graduands of today! Congratulations for a job well done.Once again, Fellows, Members, Graduands, ladies and gentlemen, you are all welcome to today’s occasion.Thank you and God bless.

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