THE Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), led by its President Mr Adekunle Mukuolu, has inaugurated the Mowe chapter in Ogun as the 79th branch of the body.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration of Mowe branch was held at the Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management, Redemption Camp, Mowe, Ogun.
The inauguration of the branch was supervised by the President of NSE, Mr Adekunle Mukuolu, while Mr Olusola Adesanoye was sworn in as the first chairman of the branch.
The NSE President commended the branch for the quick fulfillment of its terms and conditions for recognition as a branch of its own.
“I am very happy that this branch is able to meet the terms and references within a short time. This is unprecedented.
“When the proposal was submitted to NSE, I could see the professional touch in the proposal submitted to us, and we also did not hesitate to grant their status as a branch,” he said.
The guest speaker, Mr Abiodun Ajasa, who talked on “Alternative Energy: A Stimulus for Socio-Economic and Technological Development”, said there was a need for Nigeria to begin to look for alternative energy.
“In Nigeria, it is obvious that there is lack or inadequate power generating capacity when one compares the demand of electricity to total generated capacity talk less of the delivered power supply.
“However, Nigeria is the biggest and most attractive off-grid opportunity in Africa and one of the best locations in the world for mini-grids and solar home systems an alternative sources of energy.
“Government at all levels, engineering practitioners, private sector, investors in the renewable formal and informal sectors have great roles to play in the sustainability of renewable energy in the country,” he said.
The Chairman, NSE, Mowe branch, Adesanoye said that the branch would continue to uphold the tenet of the society.
“We will continue to uphold the tenets of this society. We have come a long way in realising this dream and we will continue to grow it for the benefit of all.
“We are going to see to all our catchment area which is Ogun because the state has been blessed with so many industries.
“It is on record that about 60 per cent of industries in Nigeria reside in Ogun, right from Berger to the Sagamu interchange and beyond, there many industries and many more springing up.
“This is an opportunity for us to engage those companies, relate with them on how to have a mutual relationships and to register those that have been engineers for long without certification,” he said.
The Secretary of NSE, Mowe branch, Mr Tayo Adedayo, told NAN that it was a branch with many professionals with different ideologies and we want to see how we could impact the society.
“There are many projects ongoing if there is no presence of professional touch, there might be crisis. Our plan is to visits those industries within our catchment area and enlightened them on professional ethics,” he said.
NAN reports that part of the programme includes inauguration of the 1st chairman and oath of office, while new members were also inducted by the president. (NAN)
– Nov. 8, 2019 @ 16:35 GMT |