NSE Oluyole inducts new members, charges them on productivity
The Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Oluyole Branch, Engr Abdulrasaq Jimoh, has charged the newly-inducted members of the society to improve their productivity by upholding the ethics of the profession.
Engr Jimoh, who spoke at the induction ceremony held over the weekend in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, commended the efforts of the state government in the acquisition of a landed property in a popular area within the state capital.
The induction ceremony also featured award presentations and a public lecture delivered by Engr Dr James Akanmu, the Director of Procurement at the University of Lagos, who spoke on the topic: “Nigerian Public Procurement Methods and Its Impacts on Engineering Professionals”.
Speaking at the event, the Oluyole Branch Chairman thanked the distinguished members of the society for gracing the occasion, urging the inducted corporate members to apply the tenets of procurement to their engineering profession so that others from other professions won’t hijack the available jobs for the engineers.
Engr Jimoh said, “As engineers, we must be productive. We must apply procurement knowledge for jobs application and should try to obtain all necessary documents so that others from other professions won’t hijack the available jobs for engineers in the country.”
He, however, appreciated the members of the society for their contribution, saying nothing would have been achieved without them.
“I thank all members for their contribution so far as nothing would have been achieved without your support.
“It is my pleasure to announce to distinguished engineers present here today that the Oyo State Government has approved a landed property for the branch at a prime area within the state, that is, Oluyole here in Ibadan.
“As the World Engineering Day is fast approaching, I implore everyone to join us by contributing their quota towards the success of the coming event,” he said.
In his remarks, the NSE President, Engr. Babagana Mohammed, ably represented by the NSE Vice President, Engr Felix Kilomodemo; commended the Oluyole Branch Chairman for the outstanding achievements recorded within a short period, urging other branches of the society to emulate the remarkable model.
His words, “I salute the courage of all the elders in Ibadan and its environ.
“I congratulate the Chairman of the Oluyole Branch for the acquisition of the landed property. This is laudable as Oluyole, being one of the youngest, achieved this great feat.
“This is a society the president holds in high esteem. So, others should hold the association in high esteem as well.
“I felicitate with the entire NSE. I also celebrate all the leaders who made the Oluyole branch to come to light.
“I call on every member of this society to work with my team. I am advocating for technical vocational education. I want every Nigerian Engineer to keep with this, especially the branches and most importantly engagement in community engineering projects,” the president added.
The NSE’s Special Recognition Awards were presented to Engr Ademiluyi Ayileka, Engr Ademola Adesuyi, Engr Ade Adewole, Engr Prof Abel Olorunishola, Engr O.A Morakinyo, Engr Dr Adekunle Nurudeen, Engr Samson Oladimeji, Engr Bolade Olaniyan, and Engr Akintunde Akinyemi.
The representative of the NSE President, Engr Felix Kilomodemo, therefore, administered oath on the newly-inducted corporate members.