The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has inaugurated the Boards and Committees of the society for the 2012 calendar year
Speaking while inaugurating the Boards and Committees of the society for the 2012 calendar year in Abuja yesterday, the President of the Society, Engr. Mustafa Balarabe Shehu said NSE has come up with strategies to confront inadequate remuneration of its members in the Public sector; non- implementation of the Federal Government whitepaper on the Report of the Presidential Committee on Strategic Plans for Engineering Development and Control in Nigeria since 2005 and the non adherence to Provisions on the use of foreign firms and personnel in the engineering sector as outlined in the Act establishing the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
He said part of the strategies was a systematic engagement of various stakeholders including the National Assembly towards developing legislative frameworks that would carter for the observed deficiencies plaguing the sector presently.
"We must begin to see Boards and Committees as avenues for facilitating the development of plans for the society and think-tanks where issues are dissected, debated and refined to make them easier for implementation, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and assessment", Engr. Shehu said.
Thirty-Four Boards and Committees, Nine Special adhoc Committees and Two statutory boards of the society were inaugurated during the event. These included the Statutory Board of Trustees and the Statutory Audit Committee. One of the specialised adhoc Committees inaugurated was the Electric Power Committee made up of distinguished Power Engineers charged with developing appropriate responses and advice to the Society for onwards transmission to the Federal Government in the course of the ongoing reforms in the power sector.