..seeks patronage of indigenous engineers
The Ilorin branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has felicitated with the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on his recent taking over of mantle of leadership as the seventh democratically elected governor of the state.
The society also hailed the emergence of Engineer Saliu Danladi as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly and appointment of Engineer Aminu Logun as the Chief of Staff to the Governor.
This was contained in a statement issued in Ilorin yesterday by the Ilorin branch Chairman of NSE, Engineer Moshood Abdulkadir Akanbi.
The society, however, appealed to the Governor to engage indigenous Engineers and Engineering Firms in the infrastructural development of the State, saying that the duo had proven their mettle over time.
It added that the indigenous professionals are imbued with technical knowhow, machineries and tools to compete favourably with their contemporaries from any part of the world.
The NSE also pleaded with the Governor to appoint Engineers as heads of engineering based Parastatals and Ministries in the State, especially those whose edicts clearly stipulate so, such as Kwara State Water Corporation, amongst others.
The society assured the state government of commitment of its members to move the state forward.
“The executives and members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Ilorin branch hereby Congratulate His Excellency, Alh. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on his election and swearing-in as the Executive Governor of Kwara State.
“We pray Almighty Allah should grant him the knowledge, wisdom, understanding and sound health needed to take the State to its deserved level among its equal.
“We also wish to Congratulate our own Engr. Aminu Logun on his appointment as the Chief of Staff and Engr. Saliu Danladi on his election as the Honourable Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly.
“We wish to use this medium to passionately appeal to His Excellency, to please engage Indigenous Engineers and Engineering Firms in the infrastructural development of the State, as Indigenous Engineers and Engineering Firms had proven over time that they are up to the task and has the technical knowhow, machineries and tools to compete favourably with their contemporaries from any part of the world.
“We are also appealing to the Executive Governor to appoint Engineers to head Engineering based Parastatals and Ministries in the State, most especially those whose edicts clearly states so, like Kwara State Water Corporation, amongst others.
“We are assuring His Excellency of the genuine commitment of our members who are civil servants and those in private practice in moving the state forward to a greater height”, the statement said.