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Engineers induct new members, tasked on renewable energy

Engr (Mrs) Abubakar, National Coordinator Renewable Energy Programme Nigeria

Engr (Mrs) Abubakar, National Coordinator Renewable Energy Programme Nigeria

NIGERIAN engineers have been tasked on the need to adopt new emerging renewable technologies in their practice. The charge, coming from Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) advised all members to ensure strict adherence to the rules and regulations governing the practice of the engineering profession in Nigeria.

NSE Vice President, Mr. Otis Anyaeji who was the guest speaker at the induction ceremony organised by the Ikeja branch harped on the need for innovations to be brought into the engineering field by professionals, adding that engineers need to explore the world of renewable energy. Anyaeji who was represented by Otis Engineering’s head of Renewable energy, Mr. Jonathan Okoronkwo, urged engineers to tap into the innovation of power-generation through a highway tagged Trans-Sahara Electricity project.

He said the renewable energy generation initiative aims to generate power for the country through set up a massive network of solar and wind farms stretching across the Sahara region, and connect about Six hundred million people in the region. Earlier, President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Balarabe Shehu who was represented by Chairman of NSE’s Victoria Island Branch, Mohammed Babagana said that engineers should stop seeking solutions from other professional bodies but rather look inwardly and unite to improve the profession.

Chairman of the Ikeja branch, Bola Bido stressed that issues of victimization by the members had been caused by poor self-esteem in members. He   added that engineers should be conscious of rebranding the profession. “The engineering profession needs rebranding and this has to start with the individual. Engineers should always corporate like other professionals,” Bido said.

“We should do away with the misrepresentation of members,” he said.

From: The Guardian