NSE President, Tasiu Gidari- Wudil Bags NIM (chattered) fellowship; Akintunde Zedomi conferred with Life Membership

The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr Tasiu Sa’sad Gidari Wudil has been conferred with Fellowship of Nigerian Institute of Management (chattered) by the board of the institute on August 18, 2022. Similarly, the Founding National Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Engr Akintunde Zedomi, was conferred with life membership of the Institute at the same event, reports, Isqil Najim.

Gidari Wudil was counted among very eminent Nigerians who received this year’s NIM Fellowship recognition due to his immense contributions to national development. While Zedomi received the life membership award following his exemplar professional contributions to the nation and having attained 70 years and still actively contributing.

The event took place in Lagos and attracted many distinguished Nigerians from diverse human endeavors.

NSE President, Tasiu Gidari- Wudil Bags NIM (chattered) fellowship; Akintunde Zedomi conferred with Life Membership

The President of NIM (chattered), retired Maj.-Gen Abdullahi Muraina, charged the newly inducted fellows on professionalism and the highest standards of ethical practices in their service to the institute and the country. He said that the fellows were expected to identify issues in areas related to their disciplines, propose studies of such issues and make policy recommendations to government via the institute’s public policy advocacy initiative.

According to him, “Since fellowship upgrade is not a destination or an end in itself, I implore you, the recipients, not to be contented with just adding the appellation (FNIM) to your names. You are to see it as a call to higher responsibility and service to the Institute, the management profession and the nation.

“From this day forward, each of you is required to devote more of your time, talent, treasure and thinking to the service of the Institute and nation. I enjoin you to place your competencies and specialisations at the disposal of the Institute as you might be called upon to be of service to her in your area of professional calling as the need arises,” he said.

In his keynote address, Mr Godwin Odah, Managing Consultant, Goodwins Consulting Ltd, charged the fellows to live up to the institute’s expectations, noting that being a fellow of the NIM naturally came with obligations. Odah said that the institute’s overarching goal was to improve managerial effectiveness in organisations, create sustainable internal values within them and consequently accelerate the process of social and economic development in Nigeria.

Odah said that when the Nigerian economic space became replete with professionally managed institutions, the country’s social and economic fortunes would experience an upward swing.he said that “Fellows should rightly be held to the highest standards of management professionalism in whatever field of human endeavour they may be engaged in, be it in industry, in academia, in trade, or even as career civil servants.

“Being successful in what we do as managers through sheer competence is perhaps the most effective way to contribute to the success of the objectives of the Institute which is to `encourage and develop the art and science of good management. This is achieved when it translates into better led and managed organisations through improved managerial effectiveness in both the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy,” he said.

He added that fellows must provide a refreshing change by creating oases of integrity, transparency and accountability in individual and public spheres of activities even in the face of rampant corruption and mindboggling theft. According to him, “These oases over time hopefully will metamorphose into huge oceans that will change the narrative such that the country can once again aspire to the achievement of her full potentials,”

Life membership is conferred on members who have attained the age of 70, financially up-to-date in payment of their subscription and adjudged to have participated and contributed significantly to NIM activities over the years,” he noted.

NSE President, Tasiu Gidari- Wudil Bags NIM (chattered) fellowship; Akintunde Zedomi conferred with Life Membership

Engr. Akintunde Zedomi is a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, a former NEPA Engineer, a former Plant Manager with Harbour works, a retired General Manager Engineering, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., Apapa Lagos. He has consulted for many organizations on Engineering & Management. He has served on governing boards both Federal and State governments e.g Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu & National Automotive Council (NAC) Abuja. Engr. Chief Zedomi is an Inaugural Chairman, NSE Apapa Branch. He is a former Chairman, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) and its Council member for many years. He is the pioneer National Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE). And has the distinction of being the only President of NIMechE. He also served the Nigerian Society of Engineers in many capacities and as a Vice President, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) & its Council Member for many years. Double Chief as he is fondly called is the Chief Bobajaye of Idimuland in Lagos State and also the High Chief Saloro of Omuo-Ekiti Kingdom In Ekiti State. He is the Managing Director & CEO at DAID Engineering Limited.

Engr. T. S. G-Wudil is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers since May, 2013; a Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, USA; Pioneer Chair of the Power & Energy Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Nigeria Chapter; Member Nigerian Institute of Management; Member Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); and a Professional Member, American Society of Safety Engineers, ASSE. Engr. Gidari-Wudil is now an Assistant General Manager with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Other awardee list includes 73 Males, 29 females, features Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning; Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, Speaker of the Edo State Assembly; Itanyi Okechukwu Crescent, former Deputy Governor of Enugu State; Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Housing Authority (FHA); Major-General Adekunle Adigun Adesope, Chief of Accounts and Budget for Defense Headquarters; and Col. (Dr.) Pauline Olubunmi Aburime, a Dental/Maxillofacial Surgeon and Director, Dental Services, Nigerian Army Headquarters. His Imperial Majesty, Eze Kelvin Ngozi Anugwo; Engr. Gidari-Wudil, Tasiu Sa’ad, National President, Nigerian Society of Engineers; Mrs Awani Kanayo, an astute banker and Executive Vice President, African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank), leading the bank’s efforts in implementing its Itra-African Trade and Industrialisation Strategies; and Bature-Dikki, Fulera Sambo, Director at the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

Also in attendance among engineering community are the Deputy President of NSE, Engr M. A. Oguntala, Chaiman and CEO of kenol Limited, Engr Olu Ogunduyile, National Chairman of NImechE, Engr Funmilade Akingbagbohun, Engr Emeka Ibeh and hosts of others.

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