By Christiana Ekpa
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Abbas Tajudeen PhD, on Tuesday said that the intersection of engineering and governance is significant in the pursuit of sustainable growth and development.
Tajudeen stated this in Abuja while delivering his remarks at the: ‘2023 NSE National Engineering Conference, Exhibition and Annual General Meeting, themed: Re-Engineering the manufacturing sector for competitiveness and enhanced economic growth.
Represented by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, the Speaker said the theme of the event aligns with national goals, which emphasizes the vital role of engineering in shaping the future.
He made reference to the Federal Government’s National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP), launched in 2020, which envisions an investment of $2.3 trillion over the next 23 years to bridge Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit.
The undertaking, Tajudeen said, underscores the critical role of engineering in addressing the nation’s infrastructure needs and laying the foundation for economic prosperity.
The Speaker also said that the legislature, plays a pivotal role in enacting effective and timely legislation that facilitates infrastructure development.
He noted that by creating a pro-business regulatory environment, the legislature can encourage private sector participation and unleash the transformative potential of engineering.
Urging relevant stakeholders to harness the power of engineering and governance to re-engineer the manufacturing sector and propel the nation forward, Tajudeen assured that 10th House of Representatives is open to constructive dialogue with the NSE.