NSE to engage C’River in setting up recycling unit for sustainable waste management
The Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Calabar branch, has said it will engage Cross River State government on the need to set up a recycling agency, which is expected to sustain waste management in the state.
This has been a challenge as the state is currently facing the problem of waste management in Calabar metropolis. The new NSE Chairman, Dr. Desmond Ewa, disclosed this at the weekend during his inaugural speech at the occasion of Award and Dinner Night, 2022 Engineering Week and inauguration of the 17th chairman of Calabar branch.
He said that setting up such agency has become long over due considering the waste management challenges in the state as filth litters the streets of Calabar.
Ewa said: “In preparation for this assignment and task with the new exco, we will engage government on the need to set up a recycling unit or agency for sustainable waste management in Cross River.”
Among other things he planned to achieve with his exco, Ewa assured that there would be continuous capacity building for members through a partnership with experts in different fields to improve competence and skills.
In his valedictory speech, the out-gone Chairman, Ndifon Agbiji, thanked members for their support during his two years as Chairman of the branch. He also solicited continuous support for his successor.
Agbiji stated: “Let me conclude by appreciating all engineers in our branch and beyond for the support my exco members and I have enjoyed. We couldn’t have achieved anything without all of you. May I solicit your continuous support for my successor, Ewa and his exco.
The National President of NSE, Tasiu Gidari-Widil commended the out-gone chairman for thinking out of the box, and for coming up with innovations that would stand the test of time in the history NSE in the state