Story by Adesoji Aderogba
The new chairman Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engineer Martins Adesanoye has vowed to improve on human capacity for members of the association and drive revenue going forward.
Other executive members were also inaugurated into the Mowe Branch on Thursday.
Speaking at the inauguration of NSE, Mowe branch chairman in Ogun state, he maintained that profession under his tenure would record turnaround in area of creating value for the greatest good of engineering.
In his inaugural address, the newly inaugurated Chairman of the NSE, Mowe Branch said his tenure for the next two years would usher in many developments to the branch.
He highlighted that empowering the members, professional development of members, welfare package for members, membership drive, revenue drive and respect for rule of law would be things of major concern to the newly inaugurated executives of NSE.
According to him, “I wish to assure that, this Executive Committee Members, under my leadership has the capacity and strength to mobilize the necessary human and material resources to create value for the greatest good of the branch in line with the mission of our great society which is NSE.”
The event which was held at the Redeemers College of Technology and Management Multipurpose Hall, Redemption Camp, Mowe, Ogun State was themed “Alternative Energy: Stimulus for Social and Technological Development.
The economy had in attendance President of the NSE, Engineer Adekunle Mokuolu while Engineer Abiodun Olatunde as present the guest speaker. Engineer Ademola Olorunfemi was the Chief Host.
However, Engr. Abiodun Ajasa said that access to sustainable energy is a prerequisite for social and economic development.
The first Chairman of the NSE, Mowe branch said that with the endowment of the country with vast natural resources both conventional and renewable, Nigeria is supposed to boast of sufficient capacity to meet the ambitions of both Urban and Rural region.
According to him, “The government at all levels, Engineering Practitioners, Private sectors, Investors and every practitioner in the Renewable Formal and Informal Sectors have great roles to play in the sustainability of Renewable Energy in the Country.”
Speaking further, he said the government needs to make more investment into renewable energy to make it more attractive to private investors in line with its privatization objective.
He lauded the federal government on its collaboration with Sokoto State Government to establish an MW solar-powered electricity plant that will connect some agencies and about 100 communities in the State. He urged other States and local government to take a queue from using renewable energy sources in their locality.
According to him, “Banks and financial institutions should reduce interest rates and charges especially for renewable projects, finance renewable energy projects, give grants and subventions to investor in renewable projects, partner with other institutions to provide renewable energy projects as part of the corporate Social Responsibilities.”