A UK-based Nigerian Engineer, Dr Oluseun Adediran, has lauded the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) for finding him worthy for the conferment of award of fellowship of the Society.
This is contained in a statement signed by Adediran and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Adediran is a professional mechanical engineer with vast knowledge in research and development, air and gas treatment, water and wastewater, oil and gas industry, petrochemical and refinery, conventional power and nuclear power.
He is a registered engineer with the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and a pioneer Chairman and Founder of the NSE Glasgow in Scotland, UK.
The NSE Glasgow is a diaspora branch of the NSE, the umbrella organisation for the Engineering Profession in Nigeria.
Adediran said he is grateful for the recognition of his commitment to technology development and service to humanity around the world, including Nigeria.
“As a British citizen of Nigerian origin, this is a significant achievement and a milestone from Britain while contributing to the development and advancement of engineering in Nigeria.”
Adediran spoke about the major challenge facing the industry as deployment of Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) Capability to face the challenges posed by the on-going globalization of the world economy.
He said government should continue to scan industrial sectors, identify technological needs, while challenging Research and Development (R and D) institutions to undertake necessary R and D for diffusion of solutions to the end users.
According to him, this must be a deliberate policy to implement in Nigeria.
Adediran pledged to continue upholding the highest standards of professionalism and making a positive impact in the field of engineering in the UK, Nigeria and entire globe where support would be required.
He said that the Society has come a long way and has been improving the capacity and capability of members to ensure sanity and professionalism in the industry.
He congratulated other fellow awardees that include academicians, captains of industries and world leaders.
He called on them to always represent the NSE and allow the mission, ethics, vision, professionalism and values of the society to guide their endeavours in all they do.
“With the 142 of us joining hands with other fellows, it will go a long way to sanitise all aspects of engineering Nugeria and by extension to other countries in the world,” Adediran said.
He urged the NSE to keep up the good work of ensuring that the issue of building collapse and low quality of buildings and road constructions across the country is checked and minimised.
He expressed optimism that the personalities whom President Bola Tinubu appointed as Ministers have demonstrated his readiness to change the narrative of poor execution of projects.
Adediran called on governments at all levels and relevant stakeholders to always carry NSE along in the different aspects of engineering in their projects to bring about durability, quality and value for money”. (NAN)
Source: News Agency of Nigeria