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PROFILE OF ENGR. (DR.) WURAOLA ATINUKE OWOLABI ( NEE AGBAJE), MNSE, FNIEEE, R.ENG.

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Wuraola Atinuke Owolabi (nee Agbaje) is the Managing Director/CEO of Wurvicat International Limited; an indigenous company in Engineering, Procurement and Construction also specializing in supplies of a wide range of Electrical distribution materials, Project Management and other related Engineering services. The Company has earned a reputation as an upwardly mobile professional organization within the Engineering profession.

Prior to setting up of her organization, Atinuke Owolabi garnered work experience within and outside Nigeria. She worked with Shoreline Power, a subsidiary of ABB Electrical systems for about two years and later joined Schneider Electric. While at Schneider Electric, she outstandingly contributed to the growth and profitability of the company. With her bold and passionate enthusiasm, she made the low and medium voltage portfolio of Schneider Electric a high-ranking brand within the Power Sector.

She obtained a B.Eng. (Hons) Electrical Engineering from University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria and a Masters in Engineering and Management at Coventry University, United Kingdom. She also holds an Honorary Award of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering and Technological Development, Honaris Causa, by European American University, Commonwealth of Dominica Africa Operations. She is a member of several professional bodies. She is active in promoting the Engineering Profession and has served in several capacities.

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Engr.Atinuke Wuraola Owolabi is a diligent business executive with can do spirit which propels her towards excellence and remarkable success in all her endeavors.

Atinuke has passion for community development and poverty alleviation among the down trodden and the less privileged. She is the founder and currently runs three NGOs namely: Touch of Love and Lifting Hands Foundation, Wurvicat Solar Foundation and Engr. Wuraola Atinuke Owolabi Capacity Building Initiative (WAAO CBI). The primary focus of Touch of Love is the provision of comfort and relief for widows and senior citizens. The Wurvicat Solar Foundation was set up primarily to alleviate poverty among the youths and also create job opportunities for them through a series of free training programmes in pursuant of some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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While the Engr. Wuraola Atinuke Owolabi Capacity Building Initiative (WAAO CBI) is geared towards educating and transforming the minds and heart of the society, especially women and kids. It is a foundation engaged in capacity building especially among young girls and boys through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEM (A) initiatives. Atinuke has also won several awards of excellence, professional, political and humanitarian awards on the basis of her personal achievements and the accomplishments of her foundations.

Atinuke as a politician is the Convener of Coalition of Professional Women in Politics and President of APC Professional Women Network and recently appointed as the Director of Professional Women Directorate, TinubuShettima/SanwooluHamzat Independent Campaign Council. She was an APC Chairmanship Aspirant from Ifako-Ijaiye local government, Lagos State but was asked to step down due to Party Supremacy. She has always been a party faithful and loyalist. She has won several awards on Social, Political and Professional Impacts. Recently, she presented a paper to the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, Lagos chapter on: Agitating for good Governance, the role of female Engineers in the Electoral process towards 2023 General Elections and another presentation to the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Victoria Island on: The role of Engineers in Politics.

Atinuke is a Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) registered engineer, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE) and Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). She is also Member, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, (APWEN), Member – National Council of Womens Societies, Nigeria (NCWS), Member, Sustainable Development Standing Committee of National Council of Womens Societies, Nigeria and Member – Society for Women Engineers, SWE (Chicago) USA

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Professional Body Activities/Services:

  • Chairman, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, APWEN, Lagos Chapter.
  • Technical Secretary of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja Branch
  • National Executive Committee (Head, Membership & Public Relations) – The Nigerian Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (NIEEE)
  • Resource Person to the COREN accreditation visits to Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ibogun campus, Ogun state.
  • Vice Chairman, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, 2021-2023
  • Financial Secretary, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, 2019-2021
  • Appointed as an inspector by COREN for UBEC Match Grant Intervention Projects in 36 States and FCT
  • Member-Innovation and Technopreneur of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • Member of GOVERNMENT AND INDISTRY RELATIONS COMMITTEE of the Nigerian Society of Engineers ( NSE)
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Awards & Recognitions:

  • 100 Influential Women Professionals in Construction and Engineering Industry from Construction and Engineering Digest (CED) Magazine
  • Meritorious Service Award from The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria.
  • Excellence Performance Award from Ifako Ijaiye Personality Awards as Charitable Personality of the Year
  • Humanitarian Ambassador of the year from Buzz New International
  • Outstanding Professional Women in the Built Environment Award from CED Magazine.
  • Special Recognition Award for an Outstanding Service from The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
  • 2017 Stewardship Award from The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja Branch.
  • Awards of Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP from The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja branch.
  • Award of Outstanding Contributions in the ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SECTOR from The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja Branch.
  • 2018/2019 Meritorious Service Award for serving as Assistant Technical Secretary of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers.
  • Special Recognition Award of Outstanding Services – 2010/2011 from The Nigerian Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers.
  • Award of Excellence and Impactful Leadership from the Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association, Student Wing of Nigeria Society of Engineers.
  • Leadership Award from Rotary Club of Iju Spring in recognition of the contribution towards Service to Humanity, Widows and Senior Citizens Empowerment.
  • Excellence Award from Ifako Ijaiye Youth Initiative in Recognition and appreciation of total commitment to widows, physically challenged and dedicated service to community development.
  • Award of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering and Technological Development, by European American University, Commonwealth of Dominica Africa Operations.
  • Nelson Mandela Leadership Award of Excellence and Integrity- Distinguished Nigerian
  • Youth Icon of Hope, from Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN)
  • IKEJA ENGINEER OF THE MONTH AWARD from the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja branch
  • Award of Appreciation for the immense contributions to the growth of development of the Young Engineers Forum of NSE Ikeja branch.
  • Award of Appreciation from the Nigerian society of Engineers, Victoria Island branch for sharing valuable knowledge on the Roles of Engineers in politics
  • Award of Outstanding Performance as the Chairman Planning Committee 2022 Engineering Week of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
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Political Activities /Services:

  • Member All Progressives Congress, APC
  • Director, Professional Women Directorate- TinubuShettima/SanwooluHamzat
  • Independent Campaign Council, Lagos state
  • Member- TinubuShettima Presidential Campaign Council. Grassroots Engagement, Mobilisation and Orientation (South West)
  • Ifako-Ijaiye Coordinator, TinubuShettima Presidential Campaign Council, Grassroots Engagement, Mobilisation & Orientation.
  • Member- TinubuShettima Presidential Campaign Council, Support Groups Coordination ( South West)
  • Member- TinubuShettima Presidential Campaign Council, Women wing
  • Convener- Coalition of Professional Women in Politics (COPWIP)
  • President- APC Professional Women Network
  • 2021 Aspirant- Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Chairmanship
  • Committee Member of Women and Youth Campaign Team, Presidential Campaign Team,2019
  • Committee Member of Entertainment for Presidential Campaign Team
  • Member of Directorate CSO and NGOs Babajide Sanwoolu Campaign Organisation, Lagos State,2019
  • Committee Member of Victory Party – ICG Babajide Sanwo Olu Campaign Organisation, Lagos State,2019
  • Appreciation letter from APC Ifako-Ijaiye LGA Chairman for the Immense contributions of Palliatives to the Party members during the ravaging COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Patroness/Matron APC Youth Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area, Lagos State

Humanitarian Awards:

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  • Leadership Award from Rotary Club of Iju Spring in recognition of the contribution towards Service to Humanity, Widows and Senior Citizens Empowerment.
  • Excellence Award from Ifako Ijaiye Youth Initiative in Recognition and appreciation of total commitment to widows, physically challenged and dedicated service to community development.

She is well travelled and has attended many international executive conferences and seminars both in Nigeria and across America, Europe and Middle East. She enjoys playing golf and is a member of the Ikeja Golf club. She is happily married with lovely children.

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