Nigerian Engineers in Glasgow Sets for first ever International Conference of Nigerian Society of Engineers

By MyEngineers

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Glasgow Branch is all set for the first ever International Conference by Nigerian Society of Engineers outside Nigeria. The Branch which was inaugurated by the NSE Council under the leadership of Engr. Babagana Mohammed on September 2020, is a part of the efforts to bring together Nigerian engineers in diaspora as well as their partners to contribute to Nigerian Engineering development.

Speaking at the pre-Convention briefing, Engr Dr. Oluseun Adediran, the Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Glasgow Branch, said that the convention, tagged NSE-ENGCON Glasgow 2022 will hold in Paisley Glasgow from 28 to 30th July 2022.

According to him, the Convention which is being organized in collaboration with the Social Innovation, Leadership and Management (SILM) School of Business and Creative Industries, of the University of the West of Scotland, is the first of its kind to be held by an international Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

The event is expected to feature keynote addresses centered around the theme: “the role of diaspora professionals in local capacity development” to be delivered by Emeritus Professor Olufemi Bamiro a former Vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan, and Engr. Prof. M.M.S. Haruna, the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).

The 2-day Engineering Convention of the NSE Glasgow branch will feature technical sessions with research presentations and round-table discussions as well as opportunities for stakeholder engagements with representatives of the Glasgow City Council, and potential collaborators from all Universities across Scotland including the University of the West of the West of Scotland where the event will be held.

Expected special guests of honour include: His Excellency, Engr. Prof Babagana Zulum, the executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule, the executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), Adamawa State APC Governorship Aspirant, the Honourable Ministers of power, and water resources; as well as Ambassador Sarafadeen Tunji Isola, the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK. Other dignitaries expected to grace the maiden Convention are Hon, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Engr Margaret Aina Oguntala – deputy president of the NSE, as well as Engr Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari-Wudil, the NSE President and chairman of the event.

The Branch Secretary and Convention Organising Committee Chair, Engr Charles Okafor mentioned that the idea for hosting the Convention was conceived two years ago when the branch was established and when they kickstarted their now famous online webinar series.

The Publicity Secretary of the branch, Engr Dr Emmanuel Salifu announced that the forthcoming Convention will serve as the beginning of a series of local-content development initiatives of the branch geared towards developing engineering capacity and upgrading technical competence in Nigeria. He further stated that plans have been concluded for the launching of an online hub for training undergraduate and graduate students, university lecturers, and engineering practitioners in Nigeria, with relevant software skills in design and programming in order to build a huge reserve of globally skilled and competent engineers who will then be linked directly to local and international industries for employment.

For Information on participation and other issues contact:
contact@nseglasgow.org.uk ; call +44 7400911115. Kindly visit the conference page at https://nseglasgow.org.uk/news-and-events/conferences

Nigerian Engineers in Glasgow Sets for first ever International Conference of Nigerian Society of Engineers

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