Tuesday, April 13, 2021

States in Nigeria advised to follow Ondo state’s example in energy creation

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Nigeria must redefine its path and allow home grown engineers take their rightful place in the scheme and strategy of developing the country in areas of infrastructure, transportation and energy creation.

This was the conclusion of stakeholders at the commemoration of 2021 World Engineering Day organized by the Akure branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers.

Orange FM’s Flora Iweanya reports that the guest speaker at the event, Engineer Tunji Light Ariyomo noted that decentralization of energy development will reduce the over dependence on federal government, thus allowing the country realise its potential in the sector.

Ariyomo, aformer Special Adviser to Governor Akeredolu on Energy who spoke on
re-envisioning of the national electricity management strategy noted that Nigeria’s constitution allows for states to be involved in enegry creation, and other states should follow the footsteps of Ondo state in that area..

The Akure branch chairman of NSE, Ezekiel oloruntola said the role of engineers must not be relegated.

Stakeholders including the Director, Engineering and Technical Services of OSRC Media Group, Engineer Femi Ayekomologbon lauded the Ondo state government on the development of the energy sector.

UNESCO in a report said the major problem facing the engineering profession in Nigeria is lack of involvement of engineers in policy making.