Eket branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, on Saturday, 30th March 2019, revamped her young professionals’ wing, commonly known as the Young Engineers’ Forum of Nigeria, YEFON. The event, which was also the swearing-in of the forum’s new executives, was done during the branch’s monthly general meeting. The Branch Chairman, Engr. Aniebiet Udoh, MNSE expressed his delight at the direction the forum is going, especially after one of the Fellows, Engr. T.J Manam, FNSE challenged the branch to institute a functional Young Professional group. The following were sworn in to lead the YEFON team:


Coordinator - Mr. Emmanuel Sam, MNSE


Programs Officer - Mr. Emmanuel Adenola


Executive Liaison Officer - Ms. Patricia Ekpat


Technical Interest Officer - Mr. Solomon Duru


External Relations Officer - Mr. Ugochukwu Mberede


Resources Manager - Mr. Segun Alagbe


Innovational/Entrepreneurial Officer - Mr. Ebere Ezendemba


Advisor - Mr. Lawrence Akubue, MNSE


Ex-Officio - Engr. (Mrs.) Mbetebong Enoh, MNSE


The oath of office was moderated by Engr. (Prof.) Umana Itaketo, FNSE, and the Branch Chairman officially declared them officers of the Young Engineers’ Forum, Eket branch.


The new coordinator during his inaugural speech appealed to the branch members to show their full support for the forum. He also stated that he believed so much in his new team and he is confident in their ability to deliver on the given mandate.


Mr. Lawrence Akubue, MNSE briefed the house on the journey of YEFON and went on to give an exquisite presentation on the journey so far. He presented the remarkable past records of the forum where he highlighted: when it was first inaugurated, their major events and activities, contributions to the branch’s activities and many other achievements. He also emphasized some of the missed opportunities, stressing the branch could have taken advantage of some of the ideas that are currently yielding millions of dollars for other organizations. He called on the branch and its members to throw their full weight behind the young engineers’ forum. He mentioned a few things to expect from the forum in months to come, especially building up to the engineering week.