Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt.Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, has appealed to the Nigerian Society of Engineers((NSE),to monitor the activities of its members and flush out quacks from the engineering profession as a panacea to checkmate incessant building collapse in the country.
The Deputy Governor made the appeal, when he played host to members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Benin branch, at the Government House, Benin City.
He noted with dismay,the rate at which buildings collapse across the country has assumed a worrisome dimension, while citing the recent collapsed building in Ebutte Metta area of Lagos, attributing the unfortunate incident to quackery in the engineering profession.
According to Shaibu: “our Engineers should try as much as possible to emulate the professional expertise and competence of the founding father of Engineering profession in Nigeria, Late Engr. Aiwerioba, who positively uplifted the profession”.
He commended the society for honouring their founder, who he described as a legend and iconic son of Edo State.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman,Nigerian Society of Engineers, Benin Branch,Engr. Omoregie Ehigie Armstrong, stated that, they were in Government House, to inform the Deputy Governor of their up coming Founders Day celebration.
He added that the event would provide a platform to honour some deserving personalities, including Governor Godwin Obaseki, his wife, Mrs.Betsy Obaseki,as well as the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Maryann Philip Shaibu, among others.
Highlight of the courtesy visit was the official presentation of jerseys to the Deputy Governor and his wife for the NSE’s novelty match,as part of activities to mark the Founders Day celebration.
The courtesy visit had in attendance the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Bose Joy Igbinobaro as well as her counterpart in Edo State Sports Commission, Mrs. Sabina Amiemenoghena Chikere.