By Victor Bieni
ASABA- The Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), Asaba Chapter, Delta State, Engr. (Sir.) Onichabor Alex Ifeanyi, MNSE, FNICE had said that the institution is Committed to the advancement of knowledge and skill in Civil Engineering construction.
Engr. Sir Onichabor made this known to our reporter today at Engr. D. A. Umukoro Hall, Ministry of Works, Asaba, Delta State Capital during the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the institution on Thursday, 3rd of October, 2019 on the theme: “Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure”.
The event was widely attended by who is who in Engineering Profession in Delta State and Nigeria in general, which included: Delta State Honourable Commissioner for Works, Engr. Chief James Ojadovba Augoye as Guest of Honour, Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, Guest Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Delta State University, Oleh Campus, the Immediate past Chairman of NSE, Asaba Branch, Engr. Bemigho Ofoeyeno FNSE, FNICE, the present Chairman, Nigerian Society of Civil Engineers ( NSE), Engr. J. E. Akatugba.
Others are the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Engr. Fred Edafioghor, FNSE, FNICE, the Director Highways, Engr. Joshua Egube, FNSE, FNICE, all Directors of Ministry of Works, Asaba, all Deputy Directors and Engineers as well as contractors to mention but a few.
Asaba FNICE Boss commended those graced the occasion and appreciated the almighty God for his grace and protection all through his two years tenure in office as he Stated that NICE, Asaba Chapter was inaugurated in March 2017 to advance the technical knowledge of its members.
According to him the Chapter has over 50 Members which comprises Fellows, Corporate Members, Graduate Members and Student Members with the mandate to make contributions to the development process by constituting a reservoir of Civil Engineers with specialized knowledge and skill.
According to Engr. Onichabor during his tenure, had presented notable and technical papers, amongst others nine notable personalities within the State has been elected into the class of Fellows of the Institution, commended those Fellows of the Institute on their supports that has made Civil Engineers to take their rightful place in the society.
He also Commended the His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for appointing one of their members Engr. Johncee Onwualu as Consultant to Delta State Government, and Commended the entire members of Nigerian Society of Engineers on their immense support to his Leadership over the years and the growth of Civil Engineering in the State and Nigeria in general.
The Chairman, AGM planning Committee, Delta State, Engr. Lofty Onyemali, MNSE, FNICE commended the dignitaries who attended the events and Stated that the Committee shall have report presentation, technical paper presentation, which was done at the moment and stated that their would be by tomorrow consequent election of new Executives of the Institution and a dinner party/ Award Night and appealed to all to be present to witnessed the wonderful event.