The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Akure Branch has called on professionals in the building, construction and allied industries to maintain standards when offering advise or executing projects.
The representative of the professional body, Engineer Stephen Bolawole stated this on Wednesday during the professional lecture he delivered to the 2020 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1A) at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State.
Speaking on the roles of Nigerian Society of Engineers in the society, he said that engineering is the application of scientific knowledge to solve societal problems.
Engineer Bolawole who sees an engineer as a link between the science and the society described an engineer as a problem solver.
He disclosed that the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) is a professional body coordinating the activities of trained engineers as well as providing the mentorship required for younger members.
He listed the requirements for membership to include an accredited degree or diploma from a recognised university and polytechnic; registration with Council for the Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
The representative of the NSE charged the corps engineers and allied professionals to seek training in registered and certified engineering firms where they will be exposed to the rudiments of the profession.
During an interaction with the State Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio, the team which included Engineers FO Adeniyi, MNSE; Stephen Bolawole, MNSE; Eniola Folashade, MNSE and Oluwatoyin Olowofela, MNSE appealed to the management to post corps engineers to engineering firms located within the state.
In her response, Mrs. Akpabio said that in line with the policy on postings, services of corps members would be made available to agencies and institutions who requested for such services.
According to NYSC boss, the Scheme cannot be seen or viewed as forcing corps members on employers who does not apply in writing for their services.
She added that corps employers who fulfills the requirements for the engagement of members of the service corps such as provision of decent and secured accommodation as well as payment of token as stipend for transportation will be given accelerated consideration.