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Aregbesola pays Surprise Visit to NSE Ikeja; Charges Engineers to help tackle Poverty

By   My Engineers  -   February 8, 2019 … As Ikeja Branch dedicates an Engineering Resource Centre in his name The immediate past governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola paid an unscheduled visit to NSE Ikeja Branch Secretariat yesterday. He was received by the Chair of the Branch, Engr Mrs Funmilade Akingbagbohun and the Vice Chairman, Engr Sunday Oguntunde along with the staff and management. During the visit, the governor, who is a registered member of the Branch, commended the Branch for its various laudable professional activities and also used the opportunity to congratulate the Branch on it performance at the last National Group Dynamic competition, which it won. Aregbesola, a mechanical engineer, used the opportunity to counsel Nigerian engineers and said it is time the NSE up it game in professional development of members. He lamented the rate of poverty in the country and pointed out that the engineers are vital tools toward addres

NSE wants civil engineers to lead war against quacks in profession

Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, president of the Nigerian Society of Civil Engineers (NSE), has tasked civil engineers to champion the war against quacks infiltrating the profession. Mokuolu gave this task at the Investiture ceremony of Engr. (Mrs) Aishatu Umar as the 16th National Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), in Abuja. He said the activities of quacks have infiltrated the construction industry in particular, to the extent that it now poses threat to lives and properties as well as the image of the engineering family. The NSE president urged the new leadership of NICE to “champion the war against unscrupulous elements that have been unleashed on the unsuspecting public.” Mokuolu, who described Mrs Aishatu, the new NICE national chairman as an astute engineer, admonished her to achieve excellence be it in capacity building or advocacies acquisition of assets. “I also challenge NICE in particular, and all our other related divisions, to identify the p

Beyond math and science, engineers also need people skills By Leslie Langnau

Luisa Chinchilla studied mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University and graduated in 2010. From there, she went to work for what was then Alcoa in the forging design department for the wheels division. This division makes aluminum truck wheels for semi trucks and buses. She began in the design department and then became the senior designer and is now the forging launch manager. She helps designers introduce their forgings into production and handles much of the communications between the production people and the designers to ensure new products are produced smoothly. As a teen, Chinchilla liked building things. A wood shop class in high school was a favorite. She enjoyed using all of the machines. At one point, she considered architecture, but when she was a senior, someone from an auto company visited her school. They discussed designing and all the considerations that took place when designing a new car. For example, the visitor discussed how the auto engineers designe

Manufacturers spent N246bn on fuelling generators in two years —MAN

Against the backdrop of the worsening public power supply, new data have emerged showing that manufacturers in Nigeria spent a total of N246.38bn generating their own electricity between 2016 and 2017. Further analysis of the data compiled by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria showed that the operators spent N129bn in 2016 and N117.38bn in 2017 on private power generation. The data also revealed that manufacturers spent a further N43bn on private power generation in the first half of 2018. While reviewing the performance of the sector in 2018, MAN pointed out that a situation where the cost of electricity constituted 40 per cent of the cost of production was not manufacturing friendly. It stated, “The challenge of inadequate electricity supply persisted in 2018, worsened by skyrocketing electricity price. Inadequate electricity supply remains a major driver of the cost of production. “Our survey finding shows a slight improvement in electricity generation and distribu