NSE tasks engineers on standards, research
To open up more opportunities for the proper practice of their profession, engineers have been enjoined to ensure their output complies with globally accepted quality standards.
The Abeokuta Branch Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE), Olanrewaju Apampa, gave the advice during the induction of new members into the professional body.
National President, NSE,
Mohammed Babagana, represented by M. O.Odesanya, charged the inductees to use their talents to uplift the profession in the country.The event, which climaxed the activities of the 2020 Engineering week of the NSE, Abeokuta Branch, featured health walk and health talk, novelty match, quiz competition for secondary schools and visitation to Borstal Juvenile Correctional Homes, among others.
In a lecture titled: “Engineering in the future: How ready are we?”, the Plant Manager, International Breweries, Sagamu, Engr. Tony Agah, highlighted the major challenges in the world today, which he said, could be solved through engineering and technology.
The guest speaker, also emphasised the need for engineers to scale up in research and practice, as the world is moving towards artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
The event also featured conferment of awards on some notable personalities and corporate bodies for their outstanding contributions to the development of engineering in the state and Nigeria at large.
The awardees include Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Samson Odedina; Former Ogun State Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu; Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta and Ogun Oshun River Basin Development Authority.
Recognition and prizes were also given to some students of secondary schools that came tops in the quiz competition organised as part of activities marking the weeklong celebration.