The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr Mustafa Shehu, has been elected Vice President of the newly formed West African Federation of African Organisations of Engineers (WAFOE).
The election, which took place in Accra, also saw the emergence of former President of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Mr Kwasi Kwakwa, as President of WAFOE to run its affairs for the next two years.
Mr Ikenna Okpani, the Head of Media of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, conveyed this in statement released in Abuja on Friday.
``Engineers from 16 West African countries converged on the Ghanaian capital to form WAFOE.
``Representatives of engineering bodies in member countries ratified the constitution of the body and held its first elective general meeting.”
The statement said the new executive would attend the General Assembly of the Federation of African Organisations of Engineers (FAOE) in Nairobi, Kenya on May 8.
It explained that the objectives of the FAOE included the promotion and advancement of engineering science of member organisations.
Nigeria holds the position of the Secretary General of the continental body and hosts its secretariat at the National Engineering Centre in Abuja.