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Engineers advocate retirement plans for workers


Members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Apapa branch with staff and students of the Federal Ministry of Power, Work and Housing Mechanical and Electrical Engineering School, Ibara Abeokuta during the visit of the NSE team to the school recently.

To ensure their future is secured, workers in the country have been advised to start planning for their retirement from the moment they start work for self-sufficiency and independence.

Assistant Technical Secretary, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Apapa branch, Engr. Ubadinma Obiamaka Madukife gave the advice recently at a career talk held at Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering School, Ibara, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Madukife stressed that retirement countdown start from the day of employment hence workers need to also make their retirement plans from the first day of employment.Principal of the school, Engr. Timothy Olatunbosun Alade, in his welcome address highlighted the role the school plays in the training of regular staff of government agencies and ministries. 

He said the school collaborate with the Federal Government on the training of youths on N-power programme and other government intervention projects and also serves as a channel for deployment of government intervention tools and equipment for technological advancement and promotion of economic growth.

Chairman, NSE Apapa branch, Dr. Garba Ombugadu, who spoke on engineering cadres and career advised the students on where to key in and develop further.He also talked about measures the society is taking to ensure better job opportunities are available to young engineers in the country.He also stressed the importance of members of the society and COREN certification saying they have in no small measure raise the standard of engineering in the country and reduce instances of substandard projects.

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