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Wanted: New Breed of Engineers

The question that engineers ask themselves as Nigeria continues to take stock of its 50 years of political independence is; what future is there for the engineering profession? This was also the recurrent theme at the October Lecture series of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, held recently in Abuja. Emeka Ezeh, director-general of the Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, and the 25th president of NSE who was the guest speaker, explored the issues of capacity development, the limitations and contributions of indigenous engineers to national development. Engr. Olumuyiwa Ajibola, president of NSE, explained in his introductory address that the annual October Lecture of the society provides a platform to draw from the experiences of its past presidents in shaping the future of engineering practice and stating the position of engineers on topical national issues. He called on the government to ensure full implementation of the Nigerian Content Initiative in all aspects o