ASCE holds end-of-year cocktail, elects new officers
The fourth quarterly meeting and year-end cocktail party of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Nigeria International section was held on December 13, 2018 at Radisson Lagos Hotel, Ikeja. Technical paper presentation on the “Prioritization of Rural Roads for Access and Mobility” was delivered by Engr. Emmanuel A. Adeyemo.
According to him, rural roads must have mobility and access linked to serviceable Local Government roads for effective use. The paper further dwelt on the need to develop our rural roads for easy access to agricultural products and ease of transportation of same through the provision of road infrastructure to link the urban areas.
Three main criteria considered in the decision analysis for construction or rehabilitation of rural roads include: Accessibility and Agricultural Marketing ranked 40 per cent – the highest; alongside Economic/Agricultural Efficiency – 30 per cent and Social/Markets/Industry Impact – 30 per cent.The Cost-Benefit Ratio (CBR) in the consideration of rural roads for construction and/or rehabilitation would involve factors such as existing facilities against projected facilities, agricultural produce and population, among others.
During the meeting, the newly elevated President of the section: Engr. Ajose Otinwa and the President-Elect, Engr (Mrs) Rahmat Odejayi, took the oath of office which was conducted by the Past President and Past Governor, Region 10 of the ASCE – Engr. Emmanuel Adeyemo. They shall pilot the affairs of the section for the remaining part of 2019 until election of new officers in September 2019.
This became necessary consequent upon the elevation of the erstwhile President of the section, Engr. Saliu Lawal, to the position of Governor, Region 10 of the American Society of Civil Engineers.