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‘Infrastructure deficit, bane of Nigeria’s development’

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Infrastructural deficit has been identified as one of the major hindrances to the country’s development.

Ogun State Head of Service, Mr. Abayomi Sobande, said this in his keynote address at the maiden Engr. Sina Egberongbe Memorial Lecture, and 60th anniversary of the Nigerian Society of Engineers in Abeokuta.

Imploring engineers to address the problem, he said the programme, themed, ‘Beyond Technology: Integrity, Ethical and Probity Issues In Public Infrastructure Development’, was apt, as successive governments have always identified infrastructural deficit as a major challenge.

In his lecture, a consultant, Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu, said that for engineering projects to be delivered with standard, all public officials directly or remotely connected, must act ethically.

Chairman of the occasion, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) President, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, (represented by President, American Society of Civil Engineers, Nigeria International Chapter), Engr. Saliu Alao Lawal, urged engineers to embrace technology.

Eminent personalities, who praised the life and achievements of the late Egberongbe, included representative of the state governor, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Suraju Adekunbi, and the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Dr. Adedotun Gbadebo.


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