From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Federal and State Government in Nigeria have been advised to discard the habit of inviting foreign engineers to supervise projects in the country, as there are enough competent and qualified Nigerian Engineers to do such.
Kaduna State Chairman of Nigerian Society of Engineers,(, NSE) Engr. Rachel Serumun stated this during the end-of-year get-together celebration of the Institute held yesterday, in Kaduna.
According to him, the practice is a sad development, because Nigerian Engineers are Capable of doing whatever to develop the country.
Serumun observed that the Institute has been fighting the practice and taking their plight to National Assemble and others stakeholders for redness.
“We have been going everywhere telling them that we have engineers in the country, thank God the presidents have given presidential Order 5 which gives prominence to Nigerian Engineers.
“There is a particular value of project now that cannot be given to foreign Engineers, it must be given to Nigerian Engineers,” he said
She stressed the need for funds to enable Nigerian Engineer to conduct research, saying no country can develop without research.
In his remark, the National President of Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE,) Engr. Babagana Mohammed, said Kaduna Engineers are doing very well and the launching of the Kaduna secretariat is a testimony to that.
He commended NSE Kaduna for honouring Engr. BK Mohammed, whom he described as father, and mentor, to many engineers.
He encouraged the society that the building of a secretariat is doable and urged members not to relent in their efforts to see to the conclusion of the noble idea.
He landed the relationship between the Society and Defense Industry Corporation of Nigeria DICON helps in sustaining the activist of the Society.
“ DICON is doing wonderful, they have improved so much that, as we are celebrating our father that worked with them before so we want them to come and showcase their efforts to the world and you can see that it has yielded results”, he said.