About 731 engineers from 10 Departments of Faculty of Engineering of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria have been inducted by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on Saturday in Zaria
A national officer of NSE Ibrahim Aliyu, represented the President of the society, Tasiu Wudil, to administer the oath to the inductees.
The president said they had the zeal to make difference and passion for solving complex problems with dedication, integrity and other principles of the NSE.
“As leaders in the field, it is our responsibility to mentor these new engineers as they embark on their new career. We must foster empowerment, encourage innovation and uphold high standards of professional ethics,’’ he said.
He said the NSE has a history of contributing to the economic growth and development of Nigeria, stressing that the society has been at the forefront of national technological advancement.
Wudil also said the society plays a pivotal role in developing Nigeria’s infrastructure and the industry.
“It is our duty to guide and inspire our new inductees to uphold the legacies and excellence of the society.
“Our new engineers, I say this; you are not just joining a professional society but you are becoming part of the network of thinkers, creators, problem solvers who would drive Nigeria’s progress and economy.
“Your commitment to engineering excellence will have a profound impact on our society and I encourage you to embrace every opportunity to learn and innovate,’’ the president said.
Earlier, the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Mohammed Dabo, said the 731 inductees were from Agricultural Bio-resources Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, among others.
Dabo said the lecture was to educate the inductees on life after graduation and hope the inductees would be good ambassadors of the faculty of engineering and ABU.
Prof. Kabiru Bala, the Vice Chancellor, ABU, described the theme of the event `”World Ahead: Roles of Science, Technology and Innovation” as apt and timely.
He noted that science and technology were advancing rapidly and urged the inductees to face the challenges of emerging technologies and innovations towards enhancing economic growth and development.
Bala, represented by the Dean Students Affairs, Prof. Fatihu Mohammed, advised the inductees to be good ambassadors of their alma mater and encourage them to abide by the code of ethics of engineering profession.
He, therefore, congratulated the parents and guardians of the inductees for their efforts and support to the graduates.