2022 Engineering Week: Akure NSE Gives Awards to Outstanding Nigerians, Corporate bodies, Members

By Dupson Collins, 2nd September,2022

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE) Akure Branch has rewarded some outstanding Nigerians and Members at the grand finale of the 2022 Annual Engineering Week.

The Award presentation was done during the Dinner held at Multiple Purpose Hall of Housing Corporation, Ijapo, Akure.

Delivering lecture at the Dinner and Award Night was the Honourable Commissioner for Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources, Engr Razaq Obe with theme, “Oil and Oil Alternative mix for Energy Sustainability in a developing nation”.

Speaking, the Chairman of the Branch, Engr Oloruntola Ezekiel stressed that, there is need for a legal framework on renewable energy and encouragement of strict implementation of energy regulatory strategies and policies with incentives for the application of renewable energy sources in Nigeria.

He congratulated the guest speaker for having the opportunity to lecture Members of the Society, as well a shining example in the government of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Ondo State.

He charged the incoming chairman of the Branch to improve on whatever he was able to achieved in the last two years of his tenure.

” The elected chairman of the branch is part of us, an active member of the Society and he is not a novice to the needs and demands of Akure Branch”.

Engr Ezekiel urged him to focus more attention on professional development, continuation of ongoing project at the Secretariat, embark on more public lectures and bring new innovation that will develop engineering profession in the state.

” I can vouch for him because he’s capable and he will definitely do more than I have done. I trust him, he is competent enough to continue from where I stopped”.

On his part, the National President of NSE represented by Engr (Dr) Rasheed Babalola FNSE congratulated the Akure Branch of the Society for celebrating the 2022 Engineering Week.

He commended Governor Akeredolu for fielding Engineers in the state in their rightful positions, tasking government at all levels to put right people in the right position for effective service delivery.

Categories of awards were given to deserving individual, Corporate bodies and Members of the Society. Among the awardees were Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Hon Olayato Aribo, Director of Vehicle Inspection Service, Engr Alabi Adeleye, Engr Rasaq Obe, commissioner, Power, Mines and Mineral Resources, Engr Ige Babatunde among others.

Also the outgoing Executives received Awards, for their selfless services, Outstanding members and elders were decorated, likewise corporate organizations.

Newly inducted members also took oath of allegiance to the Society at the dinner party.

Some of the dignitaries that graced the occasion include Commander of Amotekun Security Network, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Hon Olayato Aribo, Engr Rasaq Obe and wife, Representative of NSE National President, Engr (Dr) Rasheed Babalola FNSE and others.

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