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The Nigerian Society Engineers (NSE) and the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) are to form a strong alliance purposely to step-up professional practice favourably in the country. This was the subject of discussions today, Tuesday, May 3, 2017, when President of NSE, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng paid a courtesy call on the President of NIQS, Mrs. Mercy Iyortyer, FNIQS in Abuja.

Speaking during the visit, Anyaeji said there was an urgent need for collaborations between the two professional bodies for the purpose of exploring the abundant opportunities in the construction industry. He also regretted the deliberate scheming of professionals out of project executions adding that, both professionals needed to join forces with a view to assuming their rightful position through talks with government on the matter.

“The Professionals need to work together to confront government and to help achieve cost effectiveness in projects” He said.

The President canvassed the setting up of a platform through which the idea can be affected.

Similarly, the President of NIQS, Mrs. Mercy Iyortyer, FNIQS endorsed the idea and assured of the cooperation of the NIQS saying that the alliance will enable both Engineers and Quantity Surveyors to make a mark in their practice.

As part of the effort, a Four Man Adhoc Committee with two members drawn from both NSE and NIQS will be set up to fashion out the details of the proposal.

 

 

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We hereby introduce you to Series of Interviews with The President of The Nigerian Society of Engineers on matters of National Importance.

These series of interviews will be used to address concerns of the Engineering Profession for the benefits of all.

Kindly find below the first episode in this series.

"How do you think Members can use the ERM to propagate the Engineering Profession"

Packaged and Produced by the Media Team, Nigerian Society of Engineers

 

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Engr Adeniran Ibitoye (Kilomodemo), FNSE
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Nigerian Society of Engineers

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Media Strategy in Focus
Thursday 4th May, 2017

In an effort to step up visibility for the Society’s activities, the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE has launched a coordinated parley with local and international media organizations. In line with the plan, Anyaeji today, visited the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Abuja Bureau.

The President while discussing with the Editor of the Corporations’ Abuja Bureau, Mr. Naziru Mikai harped on the quality contributions by Nigerian Engineers to national development. He also talked about the series of sensitizations and advocacies embarked upon which if actualized will not only promote engineering and the profession but also positively impact the advancement of Nigeria.

Engr. Anyaeji, while commending the BBC for its objective reportage called on the media organization to take special interest in reporting the activities of NSE. He expressed the optimism that the views of the Nigerian Engineers aired on their platform will be easily heard and acted upon by the policy makers.

The BBC Abuja Bureau Editor, Mr. Naziru Mikai warmly welcome the President and the team of senior Engineers that accompanied him on the visit. He expressed excitement and promised that the BBC will partner with NSE by way of passing its messages to the global audience.

The President at the visit authorized the Vice President, Engr. T.S.G. Wudil, FNSE who granted an interview to the Hausa Section. According to the BBC Editor, NSE news beamed on the Hausa platform will be heard by 23 million listeners in West Africa alone.

The President also secured a full interview session which will take place very soon. Details will be disseminated to members in due course.

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Saturday 29th April, 2017

The Chairman, Onitsha Branch, Engr Ifezue U.I MNSE was full of joy today, as the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) ceremonially lay the foundation block of the Onitsha Engineering Resource Centre which will serve as the Permanent Site of the Onitsha NSE Branch Secretariat, at Nkwelezulu-Nanka

The NSE President, Engr Otis Oliver Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng who was born and bred up in the commercial city of Onitsha expressed his deep honour in performing the ground breaking ceremony of Onitsha ERC in his tenure as the President/Chairman in Council.

Many dignitaries which included the Past Chairmen, Engineering Military Officers and other Stakeholders were on hand to receive the President and his entourage. Thanks to the Community Leaders for the endorsement of the centre and for making the ceremony worthwhile.

In the entourage of the NSE President are the Vice president Engr Dr Mrs Edith Ishidi FNSE, The Chairman of Media and Publicity/National Exco Member Engr Adeniran Ibitoye Kilomodemo, FNSE, The Executive Secretary Engr 'Sola Obadimu MNSE, FIoD, the National Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engimeers, Engr Ugochukwu Nzurumike FNSE, Chairman Makurdi Branch, Engr Msugh Orkor MNSE, Engr Jonathan Umeh FNSE and the Past Chairmen of Makurdi, Aba, Awka, Enugu, Nnewi Branches..

The media team, on behalf of the President and the Council Congratulates the Onitsha Branch for this laudable achievement. We shall all live to witness the completion of the project.

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Saturday 29th April, 2017

The Inauguration Ceremony of Engr. Joseph Sunday Adebayo, MNSE, FNIEEE, took place on Saturday 29th April, 2017, at the Branch Engineering Centre (BEC), No. 1, Engineering Close, off Tunde Idiagbon Road (Unilorin Main Campus Road), Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State.

The NSE President; Engr. Otis Oliver Ayaeji, FNSE, FAEng, was represented by the Chairman of NSE Abeokuta Branch; Engr. M.I. Abbass, FNSE.

The Investiture Lecturer, Alh. Suleiman O. Ishola, FCA, FCTI, Accountant General of Kwara State was represented by the Chairman of ICAN Ilorin and Districts. The Investiture Lecture Topic was: PROFESSIONALISM, ACCOUNTABILITY, & TRANSPARENCY: PANACEA FOR NIGERIA’S DEVELOPMENT.

Programs of the day include:

  • (i) Investiture of Engr. J.S. Adebayo, MNSE, FNIEEE, as the 19th Chairman of NSE Ilorin Branch
  • (ii) Swearing-in of the new Excos of the branch
  • (iii) Inauguration of Engineering Regulation Monitoring (ERM) Committee, with Engr. Kamil Olalekan, FNSE (Past Chairman of NSE Ilorin Branch) as the Chief Inspector.
  • (iv) Induction of 10 New Corporate Members

Dignitaries in attendance:

  • Engr. Yusuf Lanre Sagaya, FNSE, OFR, The Zanna of Ilorin; ably represented by Engr. AbdulKareem Aduagba, MNSE
  • HRH Oba Salihu AbdulKareem Adasofegbe Arowobeku 1, Olosi of Osi Land and Chairman Ekiti L.G.A Traditional Council; ably represented by Engr. Asanloko Abiodun T., MNSE
  • HRH Oba Rufus Olusegun Adebayo, Akamo-Ekun 1, Owa L’obbo of Obbo-Ile
  • Engr. Haqib Adetomiwa Zubayr; MNSE, Chairman NSE Osogbo Branch
  • Engr. M.S. Sanni, FNSE; Director of Works, University of Ilorin
  • Engr. Abu Salami, FNSE; Past Chairman NSE Victoria Island Branch
  • Past Chairmen of the Branch; and
  • Representatives of other Professional Bodies in the State, amnog others.

Please see attached Lecture Presentation and President's Speech

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LECTURE: THE ROLE OF ENGINEERS IN A RECESSED ECONOMY
Friday 28th April, 2017

The President of the NSE, Engr Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng chaired the 2017 Annual Lecture of the Nsukka Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

The programme which included the Induction of New Corporate Members and Awards to Engineers who have distinguished themselves in Engineering. The programme took place at the Jerry Marriot Hotel & Suites Auditorium, Nsukka, Enugu State, today Friday April 28th, 2017

In attendance were the NSE Vice President, Engr Mrs Edith Ishidi FNSE, Engr Adeniran Ibitoye (kilomodemo) FNSE, the Executive Secretary, Engr 'Sola Obadimu MNSE and NSE Enugu Chairman, Engr Ifeanyi Ofili.

Others are the Vice Chancellor, Ebonyi State University, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. James Ogbonna, His Royal Highness, Igwe Engr. Sunday C.O. Asogwa, FNSE (Igwe of Edemani Autonomous Community), Past National Exco Member/Past Enugu Branch Chairman, Engr. Ezekwesili Onah FNSE,
among other dignitaries.

The NSE Nsukka Spouses wowed the Guests with a scintillating performance and short drama.

The Media Team, on behalf of the NSE President/Chairman of Council congratulates the NSE Nsukka Branch Chairman, Engr Dr B.O. Ugwuishiwu & the EXCOs and Fellows/Members of the Branch on this laudable programme.

Please see attached Lecture Presentation and President's Speech

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:40

NSE GOMBE BRANCH 2017 MEMORIAL LECTURE

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Monday 24th April, 2017

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Gombe Branch organised 2017 Memorial Lecture in honour of the 1st Engineer in Gombe, Late Engr (Amb) Ali Gombe, FNSE, mni.

The annual event which took place on Tuesday 25th April, 2017. The Theme of the lecture was “Exploring Nigeria's Economic Potentials for Growth and Development: The Roles of Engineers In The Emerging Economy".

The Branch NSE Executive was at the Airport on Monday, to welcome the team. Afterwards, the team visited the NSE Site, the newly constructed COREN Zonal Office and son of Late Engr (Amb) Ali Gombe, who is the Former Minister of Health during the regime of Gen Abdulsalaam Abubarkar, Dr Abubarka Ali Gombe.

The NSE President was the Chairman of the event while the COREN President was the Guest Lecturer. Other distinguished personalities were also present at the event. 

Attached are the Lecture materials.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:04

NSE MAKURDI BRANCH EVENT

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Lecture: Procurement and Engineers in an Economy in Recession
Thursday April 27th, 2017

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Makurdi Branch held her 2nd Quarter Dinner, Lecture and Induction Ceremony on Thursday April 27th, 2017.

The event which was held at the Precious Conference Centre, opposite Benue Hotel, Makurdi was chaired by the President of the NSE, Engr Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FAEng.

The event was used to honor the distinguished Engineers appointed into the state cabinet and MDAs. These include the Deupty Governor, Engr Benson Abounu FNSE, Benue State Head of Civil Service, Engr George Aboh Edeh MNSE, Commissioner of Water Resources, Engr Dr J. Utsev MNSE, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Investment, Engr Conrad Utaan MNSE, among others.

In the entourage of the NSE President included the Vice President Engr Edith Ishidi FNSE, Chair Media and Publicity/Oyagbe of Makurdi) Engr Adeniran Ibitoye (Kilomodemo) FNSE and the Executive Secretary Engr 'Sola Obadimu MNSE.

Others in attendance were the Chairman, NSE Lafia Branch, Executive Director of Engineering, Benue River Basin, Engr Mayas Adoyi FNSE & Past Branch Chairmen of neighboring States.

The Media Team on behalf of the NSE President and the entire Members wished to congratulate the Chairman, Engr Msugh Orkor MNSE and the Branch on the successful programme.

Please find attached the Lecture Presentation and NSE President Speech

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NIGERIAN ENGINEERS CRITICAL TO RESTORATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE-- PRESIDENT BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said his administration will heavily utilize talents and skills of local engineers to rebuild ailing infrastructure across the country, describing the engineers as ‘‘competent and cost effective.’’

Speaking at an investiture ceremony by the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) at the State House, President Buhari said the well-trained and highly experienced engineers had contributed immensely to the infrastructural development of the country, and they remain indispensable.

The President, who was decorated as the Grand Patron of the NAE at the ceremony, said both military and civilian administrations over the years depended on Nigerian engineers for designs and constructions across the country.

‘‘By insisting that we must be cost effective in building infrastructure, we will utilize Nigerian engineers. I respect them a lot, and I know it takes time to be trained as an engineer,’’ he said.

The President noted that local engineers contributed more than 90 percent to the design and realization of two refineries, 2,500 pipelines and 20 depots in the country during his tenure as Minister of Petroleum in the mid-1970s, adding that the success of the Petroleum Trust Fund was largely hinged on their skills.

‘‘Somehow, everytime and anywhere I have served in this country, we found it cost effective to use Nigerian engineers, and we relied on their capacity to understudy, learn and deliver.

‘‘It will be wrong to fault Nigerian engineers for the failure of refineries. You should blame the political leadership. How can you build and not know how to maintain an asset,’’ the President said.

President Buhari said individual political leaders should be blamed for Nigeria’s ailing infrastructure, not the engineers who had always been willing to contribute to national development.

In her remarks, the President of the NAE, Engr. Mrs. Joanna Maduka, said science, technology and innovation were the key drivers of growth across the globe, urging the Federal Government to explore and engage the multiple engineering talents in the country for more purposeful results.

‘‘For the country to attain sustainable growth status, the Nigerian engineers need to be adequately engaged in planning, policy formulation, consultancy and construction, as well as industrial process of production and manufacturing,’’ she noted.

Maduka commended the anti-corruption fight of the Federal Government, saying it would turn around the fortunes of the economy.

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Topic: Economic Recession in Nigeria: Engineering Response
Guest Lecturer: Engr. Dr. Umar Buba Bindir, Ph.D (Cranfield), FNSE, FAEng, FNIAE
Secretary to the Adamawa State Government
Thursday 8th December, 2016

The International Conference Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria witnessed a large turnout of Professionals and Non-Professionals, Traditional Rulers and Icons in the political circle. Some of the highlights of the occasion were the unveiling of the lectern and declaring open the ceremony by the Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.

The colorful event shuttled with the citation, celebrating the Laureate, Engr E.C. Iwuanyanwu, which was read by the Former Nigerian Senate President and Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, HE Senator Pius Anyim in the presence of the wife of the Imo State Governor, Chief Mrs N. Okorocha, Former Nigerian Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, Former Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Former Military Administrator of old Imo State, Senator Ike Nwachukwu, Senator Sam Daddy Anyanwu, Former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Engr Ebele Udeakpu, Vice Chancellor University of Calabar and other Governing Council Members of the University, Bishops of the Catholic Church, National President of the National Women Council of Nigeria, Judges, President and Council of Ohaneze Ndigbo, among others.

The NSE President, Engr. Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, gave his remarks which was followed by the high point of the ceremony culminating in the inaugural lecture expertly delivered by our own Engr. Umar Buba Bindir FNSE, the Secretary to the Adamawa State Government.

In attendance also the NSE VP Engr Babagana Mohammed FNSE, Engr Saidu Njidda FNSE, Engr Ibitoye Kilomodemo FNSE, Engr Sola Obadimu MNSE, Awka Branch Chairman and other distinguished Fellows of the society.

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