24.5 C
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Akanbi-Oke Blames Building Collapse on Quackery Activities …as NSE Commences 2020 Engineering Week

The Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ilorin branch, Engr. Moshood Abdulkadir Akanbi-Oke has attributed the problem of building collapsed in the country to the activities of quacks who are not registered members of professional body.
He stated this at a press briefing to commence the 2020 Engineering Week Programmes held at the Society’s Secretariat, Tanke, Ilorin.
While describing activities of quacks as very worrisome, he said that many collapsed buildings were not handled by the professionals.
Akanbi-Oke, however, explained that his administration has put necessary mechanism in place to encourage Engineering Regulation and Monitoring (ERM) Committee led by a past branch Chairman, Engr. Kamil Olalekan in ensuring proper monitoring of engineering projects going on within the state.
While noting that the ERM had been working tirelessly to ensure the inspection and monitoring of various public and private engineering projects, he said that the committee had stopped many ongoing building construction because of danger inherent in handling them by nonprofessionals.
Speaking on the achievements of his administration, Akanbi-Oke said that in the past 24 months, his administration had organised a number of professional activities ranging from technical sessions during the monthly general meetings, public lectures, preparatory workshops, public workshops, NSE MemArt review workshop, industrial/site visits, service to community and resuscitation of engineering family forum, among others.
The NSE Chairman added that his administration also organised quiz and debate competition for secondary school students where overall best students went home with Android Tablet Phones, while other outstanding participants and other participants went home with fabulous cash and consolation prizes.
“In a bid to catch them young, we also organised annual Career Day for secondary school students during which resource persons of high repute did justice to different sessions to introduce the Engineering profession to the students.
“We also held the maiden 3-weeks summer workshop for primary and secondary school students in 2019. Participants were trained on ICT, STEM, Coding, Programming, Fine Art, Pastries, Photography among others, to encourage young inventors and use of local contents”.
The week long activities, according to him, commenced with thanksgiving Jummat prayer at Hasbunallah Central Mosque, Sulu Gambari Road, Ilorin, while thanksgiving Church Service was also held Saturday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, off Pipeline road, Ilorin.
“On Tuesday, 25th of August, 2020, the programme would feature
Technical and Industrial visit at KY-FY Asphalt plant, Ilorin by 8:00am and donation of pedal operated hand washing machine, COVID-19 personal protective equipment and food items to the Ballah village in Asa LGA at 11:00am as part of community service programmes of the society.
“Annual General Meeting and election takes centre stage on Thursday, 27th of August, 2020 at the branch Engineering Centre, Tanke at 4:00pm, while Engineering Family Forum would be at 4:00pm on Friday, 28th of August, 2020 at
the branch Engineering Centre”.
He appreciated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for putting round pegs in round holes with the appointment of professionals, especially members of the NSE in various positions.
Akanbi-Oke said that previous administration had laid a solid foundation which he built upon and urged the incoming administration to sustain the good legacies of his tenure, even as he thanked those that have contributed in one way or the other to the success of his administration.

Content copyrighted. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be written, re-written, published, broadcast, or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from TopSearch Magazine.

Email: editor@topsearchmagazine.com


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments