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As part of activities aimed at increasing cooperation and consultation with key stakeholders and the Society, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the President of NSE, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng led a team of senior Engineers to pay official visit to Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Chris Ngige in Abuja.

Remarks by Mr. President

Engr. Anyaeji stated the visit was a follow-up to the earlier visit which took place in 2016. The President commended the Honourable Minister on the exemplary delivery on the mandate of the Ministry.

Furthermore, the President said that the visit was intended to provide a platform to work out the modalities for synergy with the Ministry. 

Some of the areas of synergy requested by the President include;
Joint inspection of public buildings and consequent display of the relevant certificates conspicuously for the public to take note at such buildings.

Requested the Honourable Minister to vigorously push for the rapid industrialization of the country as part of effort at actualizing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
Requested the massive engagement of Nigerian Consulting Engineers by the Ministry.
Requested the Minister to push at the highest level of government greater participation of Nigerian Engineers in the Oil and Gas industry.
Requested for partnership between NSE and the Ministry in the area of productivity.
The Ministry to extract the labour content in all federal government contracts and to ensure the relevant Nigerian professionals benefit from such jobs.

Response by the Honourable Minister

The Minister urged NSE to partner science and technology incubation centers across the country for the development of prototype machines.
Urged Engineers to embark on massive production of industrial machines and shun white collar jobs.

Engineers should help government stamp out the activities of quacks in the construction industry.
Accepted to partner NSE to help in sanitizing the health occupation area.

Protocol list 
President, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng
Vice President, Engr. T. S. G. Wudil, FNSE
Vice President, Engr. Joseph Akinteye, FNSE
Executive Committee Member, Engr. Felix Ibitoye Adeniran, FNSE
Chairman of HSE Committee, Engr. Adeolu Odusote, FNSE
Executive Secretary, Engr. Olusola Obadimu, MNSE

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