By Bukola Olanrewaju
The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), Ibadan Chapter has made Engr. Ajuyah, Silvanus Omajuwa, MNSE, MNIEEE the new Chairman of the chapter.
The Investiture ceremony of the third chapter chairman, Engr. Ajuyah was held in Ibadan with a lecture titled, “Technopreneuship as a new breed of entrepreneurship in the 21st century in combating unemployment”.
To ensure its growth, Ajuyah in its speech posited that the chapter will strategically partner with the academia and industries as well as other divisions and branches so as to grow her membership base and put in place a membership directory within the first quarter of 2019.
“The Chapter plans to have six technical sessions and six (industrial/courtesy) visits before the end of the year.
“Interactive sessions will be held for students in tertiary institutions to prepare them for the challenges after graduations and the need to embrace entrepreneurship”, Ajuyah projected among many others.
The outgoing chairman, Engr (Prof) O.A. Fakolujo, MNSE, MNIEEE, SMIEEE in its address congratulated Ajuyah and admonished the new executives to actively continue the chapter growth and be proactive in dealing with issues of the society.
“Any attempt to reverse to the previous *modus operandi* will not augur well for the society and may result in stunted growth”, Fakolujo said.
In its welcome address, the chairman, investiture planning committee, Engr Ogunpaimo A. Babatunde, MNSE, MNIEEE noted that the journey of the Institute chapter chairman engenders commitment, hardwork, consistency, continuous membership drive.
“It is expected that such individual must be fit and possesses outstanding qualities as well as an inhibited zest to serve.
“The election of Ajuyah Silvanus Omajuwa, MNSE, MNIEEE and his executive team is an attraction that they have the qualities required of anyone to become the chapter’s executive”, Ogunpaimo said.
Similarly,the National Chairman NIEEE, Engr John Funso-Adebayo, MNSE, FNIEEE welcomed the new chapter chairman,charging him with the responsibility to make things work.
Adebayo noted that NIEEE, Ibadan Chapter has been a formidable chapter in the society.
Members of the new excos include Vice chair- Engr. Ogunpaimo, A. Babatunde. Secretary, Engr.Olaifa,Gabriel. Treasurer,Engr.Oluseye A. Ajibade. Financial Sec. -Engr.(Mrs) Toyin M. Abduganeey. Publicity Secretary-Engr.Daniel Olusegun Faloseyi. Technical Secretary-Engr Abdulrasaq Jimoh. Asst.Technical Secretary-Engr.(Mrs)Mary M. Ayeni. Asst.Seretary Engr. Abdullahi Aremu. Membership Secretary-Engr. B.O Tijani-. Ex- officio- Engr. Kolawole A. Ajiboye.
Many dignitaries who graced the event are; the guest speaker Mr. Mitchell Elegbe GMD/CEO Interswitch Group ably represented by the Chief Transformation Officer, Mr. Ehia Erhaboh, Brig. Gen. Emico Eruwa, Engr.chief E.O Oluwole, Engr.Prof.Samuel T.Wara FNSE, Engr. Prof.O.O Omatete FNSE, FAEng (Father of the Day), Engr. Emmanuel Olulere Akinwole FNSE,FNIEEE ,. Engr. Adedamola Falade – Fatila MNSE,MNIEEE Chairman, NSE Ibadan Branch. Engr. Abd- Rasaq Jimoh MNSE, MNIEEE represented Engr. Ademola Agoro, FNSE chairman, NSE Oluyole branch. Patrons of NIEEE Ibadan chapter: Engr. Oluyemi Akin Morakinyo ,FNSE,FNIEEE (Patron), Engr. Rev. E.O.A Ojekunle FNSE (Patron),. Engr. Sam Adeleke FNSE (Patron) . Engr.(Mrs) Folasade Sanya MNSE,MNIPE – chairman NIPE Ibadan chapter, Engr. L.O. Ajuyah, FNSE, FICE Mr. C.A Ajuyah, SAN, Mrs. Jolomi Ajuyah, Mr. Anthony Ajuyah, Ms Weyinmi Ajuyah among many others.
Engr. Aremu E.O , FNSE from Oyo state Rural Electrification Board also grace the occasion.
Ajuyah has contributed a lot to the growth and development of the engineering world.
While in SKANNET, Ajuyah was part of the project team that designed, built and installed the first Internet Exchange Point (IXPN) in Nigeria at Ibadan.
He has also worked with the SkyVision Global Networks, a multinational and a Tier 1 Internet Service Provider.
Ajuyah was involved in the design of many technical solutions using Virtual Small Aperture Terminal for Satellite Communications on C-Band/Ku-Band using SCPC/SCPC, SCPC/DVB and TDMA technologies and Fiber Optics with the last mile Radio in providing VPN services and internet connectivity to banks, corporate organizations and government establishments across Nigeria and some West African countries.