The president of Nigeria Society of Engineers,Engr Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari Wudil presenting awards to recipient at the commissioning of an engineering resource, Ikeja, Lagos.

By Lebi Joseph

The Nigeria minister of interior, Raufu Aregbesola has called for establishment of vocational study centers for engineering courses in the country to enhance and cater for numerous interested Nigerians in engineering fields.

The minister made this call at the commissioning of an engineering resource center built by the Nigerian society of engineers, Ikeja branch and named after Raufu Aregbesola in recognition of his contribution to the branch.

Addressing the gathering at the commissioning event, Aregbesola said instead of many Nigerian youth to be roaming about searching for white collar jobs they should be encouraged to take vocational courses in engineering fields because the numerous opportunities that are bound in the field.

He further posited that welders can undertake engineering vocational training in underwater welding to enhance their earning capacity and status in the society generally.

Also, the national president of Nigerian society of engineers, Engr Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari Wudil while commending the gesture of NSE Ikeja branch on the construction a resource center implored all NSE branches across the nation to embark on rural infrastructural development to assist government in the prevailing infrastructural deficit in the country.

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He said the national body is working on the modalities to infuse the programme in the society annual programmes to ensure strict compliance saying the Nigerian society of engineers need to render all necessary expertise to improve infrastructures especially social amenities in the country.

He said each NSE branch must take up, design and execute a project in the rural community in its area of coverage.

The height of the event was award presentations to deserving and outstanding members who have shown impeccable prowess in the engineering sector.