The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has conferred on Mr Obadiah Nkom and 46 other distinguished engineers the title of Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers the highest professional honour of the society.
Mr Adekunle Mokuolu, President of NSE carried out the conferment ceremony at the 12th Fellowship Conferment Lecture and ceremony in Abuja late Thursday night.
Mokuolu said the engineers had consistently displayed the resilient spirit of professionalism and hard work through which they had brought honour to the society.
“They have brought honour and enormous contributions to the growth of the noble profession of engineering in Nigeria.
“I charge you all to continue to assert yourselves as worthy ambassadors of NSE as you go there hanging your prestigious decoration as a Fellow of the great and honourable Nigerian Society of Engineers.”
Mokuolu speaking on the theme of the lecture “Nigerian Content Development: The Journey so far,” he said Nigeria was on track to achieving full compliance in the near future.
“NSE has consistently remained at the forefront of advocacy for upholding the concept of Nigerian Content Development in all sectors.
“During a recent visit to him by the NSE, Presidents Muhammadu Buhari acknowledged the contributions of Nigerian engineers to all sectors especially infrastructure development.
“With the assurances and affirmative actions of President Muhammadu Buhari and other top officers of government I believe Nigeria is truly on track.”
He therefore urged the leadership of NSE branches across the country to galvanise members to fashion out strategies for partnership with both local and state governments in their areas of operations.
Mr Felix Atume, Chairman, Board of Fellow/College of Fellows, congratulated the conferees adding that each of them had shown resilience and consistency that brought them to the hieght they had attained.
He however charged them to adhere strictly to the ethics of the profession and be professional in all their areas of expertise.
Mr Obadiah Nkom, Director General, Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (MCO)) and President, Nigerians Mining and Geosciences Society, one of the conferees speaking at the sidelines said he was fulfilled and thankful to God for the conferment.
He said the honour had given him impetus to achieving more especially in combining engineering and geosciences in bringing about solutions to critical issues of the environment.
Also another of the conferees, Mr Gabriel Bankole commended the society for finding him worthy of the honour.
He encouraged the upcoming engineers to have focus and keep at doing the right thing.
“They should not relent but focus and their mind should not be on money first, with hard work they will get noticed and money will eventually follow.” Bankole said.