The Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) yesterday inducted Mr. Alfred Okoigun as the fourth honourary fellow of the academy since its inception in 1997.
Speaking at the event held in Lagos yesterday, the president of the academy, Mrs. Joanna O. Maduka said, honourary fellow awards of NAE are given to those who have contributed to the development of engineering profession as well as the country.
According to her, “those who were honoured by the academy has demonstrated and understood the role of engineering education and practice of the profession in the development of a nation and have devoted their time and energy to this course.”
The goal of NAE, she said, remains to promote excellence in the advancement of engineering science, education, practice bodies and establishment. She, therefore, appealed to the fellow of the institution to be committed in attending programmes and leaving a lasting legacy for others to follow in the academy.
“I use this occasion to remind us that our responsibility at NAE is towards engineering education and practice in the engineering family. This is achievable through continuous learning, advocating and collaborating with relevant association,” she said.
Maduka added that “Indeed we have to be proactive by accessing economic challenges in the country as it relate to engineering and technology.”
In his response, the inductee, Mr. Alfred Okoigun said he was elated to be inducted by NAE, promising to partner with the academy through his company, Arco Petrochemical Engineering Company, to increase engineering education and advocacy among young engineers.
He said his passion is to train young engineers and that he will continue to do so adding that he is ready to partner with NAE in achieving this desired goal.
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