NSE tasks engineers on collapse of structures
The National President of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Tasiu Gidari-Wudil, has tasked engineers to work collectively to tackle engineering challenges, especially bridges and building collapses in Nigeria.
Gidari-Wudil gave the charge during the investiture of David Okeke as the newly elected Chairman of NSE, Awka branch, Anambra State. He stressed the importance of road transport, and the need to have a workable model that would make it efficient.
Represented by the Deputy National President of NSE, Margret Oguntala, the National President counseled the new chairman to consolidate on the successes recorded in the branch.
Earlier, Okeke promised to focus on capacity development of members, and solicited for their support to move the association forward. He equally promised to work in collaboration with other groups to achieve his plans, noting that his members are capable of tackling the nation’s engineering challenges.
He disclosed that the occasion would witness the induction of new members, award presentations and investiture.
A guest lecturer, Chris Okoye, who spoke through Edmond Nkalu, called for the creation of Ministry of Road Transportation, which would be a regulatory body on road infrastructure, and its funding arrangement.
In his speech, Anambra State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ifeanyi Okoma, represented by Chidi Obiudu, disclosed that over two hundred kilometres of roads contracts have been awarded for reconstruction, adding that the state government has road infrastructure as top priority.