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Fellowship Guidelines

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Election into the Fellowship Grade shall be either by Direct Application or by Invitation of the Council.


Candidates applying for elevation to the Fellowship Grade must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Must have had at least 15 years post qualification experience, and a Corporate Member for at least 10 years.
  2. Must be COREN registered, for at least one year.
  3. Financial status in NSE must be up to date and must be consistent during the last five years prior to the application for Fellowship. ie there must have been consistency in the payment of the NSE annual subscriptions/dues/levies etc by the candidate.
  4. Must be involved in his/her Branch and Division activities and financially up to date. Reference Letters from Branch and Division Chairmen attesting to this are to be attached.

            Candidates are also expected to meet the following requirements:

  1. Should have contributed strongly towards the development of engineering practice and the engineering profession in Nigeria, by way of any or a combination of:
  • leadership or participation in up to 4 projects of engineering importance, with notable contribution to national development.
  • successful entrepreneurship in an identifiable area of engineering practice.
  • attainment of level of Manager in a respectable private sector organization or Assistant Director in the public service, or the equivalent.
  • successful mentorship of at least 5 engineers to professional maturity.
  • successful leadership and supervision of team consisting of at least 5 engineers.
  1. Should have written and presented up to five (5) Technical/Management papers at NSE and or other professional/management fora acceptable to Council, in the last 10 years.    
  2. Yearly refresher engineering courses/workshops attended by applicants – to make him/her current and not with obsolete knowledge, up to five (5) in the last 10 years.
  3. Should have attended at least 5 AGM in 10 years prior to the year of application.
  • Download three (3) copies of the Application Form (Fellowship Grade by Direct Application) from the NSE website, fill appropriately and submit to the Executive Secretary.
  • A type-written report on professional experience, emphasizing personal contributions to the development and promotion of the Engineering profession and a resume of employments and appointments should be submitted. The report should also contain evidences of all claims as indicated in the form.
  • Three (3) copies of the report are to be submitted on A4-size paper with spiral binding.
  • The application form must be duly endorsed by the Branch and Division Chairmen.
  • Two (2) Referees’ Forms completed by two Fellows from candidate’s Division and in good financial standing should be attached to each form.
  • Reference Letters from candidates Division Chairman and Branch Chairman should be attached to each form.

A person to be invited to the Fellowship Grade of the Society is expected to have satisfied the following requirements:

  1. Must be a Corporate Member of the Society, for at least one year.
  2. Shall satisfy all membership conditions as stipulated in the Society’s Memorandum & Articles of Association.
  3. Must be COREN registered, for at least one year.
  4. Must have demonstrated outstanding engineering excellence and achievements in an aspect of engineering practice
  5. Must have attained the position of General Manager in a respectable private sector organisation or Director in the public service, or the equivalent.



A person who has satisfied the above requirements can be invited to become a Fellow of the NSE by the President, on behalf of Council.

Sequel to the invitation, the candidate shall be required to submit the following:

  • A duly completed copy of Fellowship Grade by Invitation Form
  • a detailed type-written resume showing academic & professional qualifications, courses and workshops attended, publications, employments and appointments, professional experience emphasizing personal contributions to the development and promotion of the Engineering profession, major projects/designs etc
  • certificates of academic & professional qualifications, courses and trainings, awards, etc
  • completed Fellowship Referee’s Forms by two (2) Fellows of the Society, who must be from candidate’s Division and are up to date financially.
  • Payment of the stipulated fees.

On the recommendation of the President, Council may exercise its discretion to elect distinguished non-engineers to the Honorary Fellowship of the Society. These shall be highly accomplished people of high integrity who from their positions have supported and impacted positively on engineers and engineering practice in Nigeria, especially in such areas as public infrastructure, the built environment, manufacturing & industry, agriculture, mining, oil & gas, science & technology, HSE, quality management, etc.


        The Secretariat shall write to all candidates to communicate the outcome of their applications, following Council decision. For all successful candidates, effective date of fellowship shall be the date of conferment and shall be so stated in their letters. They shall not therefore be considered to be fellows until they meet all necessary obligations and present themselves personally for conferment. An elected Fellow shall have a maximum period of two (2) years to present him/herself for conferment. If he/she fails to do so after two (2) years, the fellowship shall be withdrawn automatically.

In very exceptional circumstances, waivers for the above requirement may be granted by the President, on the recommendation of the Chairman, Board of Fellows. Such waivers shall be communicated in writing to the candidates concerned.


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.





In honoring Engr. Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FNIMechE, FAEng,...........
Friday 16th December, 2016

We are ecstatic that the President, Engr Otis Anyaeji FNSE is being honoured with the medal/pin/certificate, designated as the 2016 distinguished PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD. This is in recognition and respect of his distinguished services, dedicated fundamental interests, strategic development and progress of his beloved home, Anambra state

This high honour recognises his tremendous contribution to improving lives, hopes and dreams of the entire citizery of Anambra State, and especially his community where he built and donated a church edifice-Shrine of Christ the King. His epitomize the volunteer spirit for which Christians are known. By freely giving his time, leadership and compassion, he has made a tremendous impact on the lives of those around him and people across the nation.

This is certainly a well-deserved award in recognition of his leadership and significant contributions. May his life, time & resources, which he has dedicated to the service of God and humanity, the advancement of Engineering and to the development of NIgeria, continue to inspire selflessness, integrity, patriotism, respect and love.

We appreciate the Executive Governor of the State, H.E Chief Willie Obiano (Akpokuodike) for identifying his outstanding and contributions. This has been equally impressive. . . .Mr President Sir, You are highly respected among your people and we are extremely proud of the excellent work and contributions that you have made. They are exceptional and are appropriately recognized. We are so fortunate that you have demonstrated your "Volunteer Spirit" through your work.

On behalf of the entire Fellows and Members of our great professional body, the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE, I extend our sincerest congratulations to you on this historic and auspicious award. We commend you on your many years of distinguished service.


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The week long 2017 Engineering Week of Abeokuta Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers reached a climax on Thursday 23rd February 2017, with a beehive of activities packaged into the investiture of Engr. Abbass Muhammed Isola FNSE as the 13th Chairman of the Branch. 

The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr Otis Anyaeji FNSE was represented by the Deputy President, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu FNSE at the occasion, where the Investiture Lecture "Prospects and Challenges of Engineering Practice in a Depressed Economy" was delivered by Engr. Prof. Olorunnisola.

The out-going Chairman of the Branch Engr. A.A Lawal MNSE handed over successfully to the new Chairman, Engr Abbass Mohammed Isola FNSE in the presence of all the dignitaries which included the Past President, Engr Philip Bolude Oyebolu FNSE.

Other highlights of the program included the Inauguration of the 2017 Branch Executive Members, Induction of 80 New Corporate Members, Awards of Excellence and Service to Members and Inauguration of the NIEEE, Abeokuta Chapter.

Other dignitaries at the occasion included the Governor of Ogun State who was representated by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Engr. Ademolake kayode FNSE. Others are Past President of APWEN Engr. Mrs Idiat Amosu, NSE Vice President, Engr Mrs Edith Ishidi FNSE, Past Vice President, Engr. M. Oguntala FNSE, Branch Chairmen from neighbouring States, National Chairman of NIEEE, Government Functionaries, Past Chairmen of Abeokuta Branch: Engr M. G. Adebayo FNSE, Engr. M.O. Odesanya FNSE, Engr. T.S. Sogbaike MNSE, among others.



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Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

I am delighted to be here today to be part of this auspicious event being the investiture of Engr. Obiekwe Gabriel Anaduaka, FNSE as the 2nd Chairman of the Institution Highway and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE) of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

Engr. Anaduaka is an astute Engineer, we are confident that you would put all your knowledge and experience to move the Division to the desirable altitudes in the drive for the growth of engineering. We therefore look forward to a very purposeful tenure for you as we offer our full support.

I am happy that the NIHTE since its establishment has been a focal Division due to vibrancy and commitment to the ideals of our great Society, your consistency in the organization of pungent capacity programmes within the short period of your existence lay credence to this assertion. I wish to congratulate all of you on such milestone and I wish to particularly congratulate Engr. Isa Emoabino, FNSE, pioneer Chairman for his distinction always.

Let me emphasize here that our Divisions must continue to tailor their programmes in a manner that will promote knowledge enrichment for us to also become global leaders in engineering feats. Let me also remind you that our policy mandating Divisions to submit at least two incisive papers emanating from their national conference for publishing in the NSE Technical Transaction Journal remains valid.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me commend NIHTE for the excellent participation in all the Public Hearing with the National Assembly which has no doubt been promoting the relevance of the Society: and this, I believe the new leadership of the Division will emulate.

The NSE on 28th January, 2013, launched a Governing Council, NSE-TAD (Nigerian Society of Engineers Taming African Deserts), and saddled it with the responsibility of reclaiming territories under the threat of desertification. The Council which will operate through Boards has been specifically mandated to deploy modern technology to turn the Sahara desert to a green land of abundant opportunities for Nigerians and other Africans living in the area. The role of your Division in this important project cannot be over emphasized.

The Nigerian Engineer occupies a position of top priority in the drive for the development of our Nation, especially, in your core areas of operation being the road network provision and the facilitation of smooth movement of people and goods to different parts of the country and even beyond the shores of our land.

In the light of the foregoing, you will agree with me that your Division under the brand new leadership would also constitute a think-thank to see the possibility of contributing immensely to this project.

I wish to categorically state here that our hope to opening up of our economy is highly dependent on our ability to skillfully tackle our road infrastructure deficit and the achievement of seamless transportation system.

I congratulate you all on this auspicious occasion of the investiture of your new Chairman.

I thank you for your attention.

Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng


Click here Download the Handing Over Note of the outgoing Chairman Engr. Dr. Isa Usman Emoabino

The new chairman is Engr. Obiekwe Gabriel Anaduaka, FNSE


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Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE

Deputy President


Engr. Taisu Saad Gidari-Wudil, FNSE

Vice President


Engr. Joseph O. Akinteye, FNSE

Vice President


Engr. Halimat C. Adediran, MNSE

EXCO Member


Engr. Adeniran Ibitoye, FNSE

EXCO Member


Engr. Mrs. N.S.E. Eziokwu, MNSE

EXCO Member


Engr. Hon. Chris Azubogu, FNSE

Member, House of Representatives


Hon. Iboro Ekanem, MNSE

Member, House of Representatives


Engr. Hon. Mohammed Wudil, FNSE

Member, House of Representatives


Engr. Hon. Taiwo Akintola, MNSE

Member, House of Representatives


Hon. Agbedi Yeitiemone Frederick

Member, House of Representatives


Engr. Israel Abraham, MNSE

Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Power Engineers


Engr. Dr. Isa Emoabino, FNSE



Engr. C.N. Igwegbe, MNSE



Engr. Taiwo Adeolu, MNSE



Engr. Sola Obadimu, MNSE, FIoD

Executive Secretary


Engr. Olalekan Taiwo, FNSE

Director, Engineering Regulation Legislation Liaison


  1. The above table is the attendance at the Dinner Meeting of the NSE President with the National Assembly Legislators.
  1. The Deputy President, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE represented the President who was unavoidably absent.
  1. There were five (5) other EXCO Members in attendance and the Executive Secretary.
  1. There were five (5) House of Representatives Members in attendance.
  1. Other Legislators went for oversight functions and budget defense.


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Saturday, 11 February 2017 11:32

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Saturday, 11 February 2017 08:05

Anyaeji Inaugurates 2017 Executive Committee Members

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The President of NSE, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng has inaugurated the Executive Committee (EXCO) to serve the Society in 2017. The brief ceremony took place on Thursday, January19, 2017, during the first Council meeting for the year.

Anyaeji charged the EXCO members to continually make valuable contributions for the Society to benefit maximally from their wealth of experiences. He thanked them for availing themselves for service and urged them to be focused on their respective primary assignments. He also enjoined them to be tenacious and resourceful in a manner that would lead to the uplift of the Society.



SEE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE Tuesday 7th February 2017, Page 18


Click here to view list of all Exco Members

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 12:43


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January 13, 2017, @AU, Abuja

Historic Partnership

Sequel to the historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the African Union-Science, Technical & Research Commission (AU-STRC) and Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO) which was signed, sealed and delivered on 16th December, 2016, the two bodies converge to draw out implementation framework and strategies.

Areas of strategic cooperation include, engineering innovations for sustainable rural and urban development, harmonized standards and professional qualification, recognition and mobility of engineers, amongst a host of others.

As a forward-looking professional body, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), member of FAEO, will continue to support pro-engineering initiatives. We are optimistic that Nigerian Engineers will be direct beneficiaries of this laudable partnership.

We warmly congratulate the outgoing President FAEO, Engr. Mustafa B. Shehu, FNSE, FAEng for this great achievement. NSE also deserves special recognition for playing a very active role in the operations of FAEO. We commend President Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng for that impetus.


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