The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for its role in the advocacy of science and engineering-based education for the girl-child through support for the activities of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN).
President Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Adekunle Mokuolu, stated this in Abuja while receiving NNPC’s management led by the Corporation’s Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, to the headquarters of the society.
NNPC spokesman Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the NSE chief disclosed that by identifying with APWEN in its quest to engender a sound foundation for female engineering professionals in the country, the corporation was taking a step that would illuminate the nation’s engineering and technological landscape a few years from now.
Mokuolu particularly commended the NNPC boss whom he described as a worthy first class ambassador of the engineering profession, saying Baru was not just a first class scholar but also a worthy administrator.
Baru said the visit was part of the corporation’s strategic stakeholder engagement with professional bodies with which the corporation shares common goals of championing Nigeria’s march towards strengthening professionalism, capacity development, local content and industrialization.
He noted that the NSE has over the years, continued to play a pivotal role in transforming engineering profession in Nigeria.
The NNPC chief also said the Corporation would continue to identify with NSE’s resolve to groom professional engineers as well as promote and entrench engineering excellence in the country.
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