NSE marks Diamond Jubilee and concludes 51st AGM

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The Nigerian Society of Engineers held her 51st National Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting tagged KADA 2018 at the Chida Events Centre Utako, Abuja from 26th to 30th November, 2018. This year’s conference marked the 60th anniversary of the Society and was hosted by Kaduna branch but due to security concerns took place in Abuja. The theme of the Conference was Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure for Accelerated Rural Development. The conference deliberated on the following sub themes: Appropriate mix of Engineering Infrastructure to trigger and Sustainable rural development; Approaches, Practices and Strategies for Effective Planning, Coordination, Monitoring and Maintenance of rural infrastructural projects; Legal and Institutional Framework to accelerate and sustain rural Development; Paradigm Shift on How to Deploy Multi-Sectoral Synergy to Promote Rural Economies and Sustain its Growth; Strategies and mechanism for sustainable funding of rural engineering infrastructure; Skill audit and options for developing workforce to drive sustainable rural infrastructural development.
This year’s Conference recorded high participation from Engineers, Associates, Spouses and Young Engineers. These are the major highlights from KADA 2018:
Technical Sessions and Panel Discussions on aforementioned themes and sub-themes
Spouses Program, which included a visit to a Motherless Babies Home and numerous Health talks
Young Engineers Program, which included a visit to a Polystyrene Company in Abuja
MemArt Workshop
Group Dynamics
Welfare, Cultural/Award and Gala Nights
Goodwill Message by the Emir of Kano, His highness Muhammad Sanusi II 
This year’s branch Group dynamics was won by Ikeja branch with a remarkable score of 93% while first and second runners up were Abuja and Apapa branches respectively. NSE Eket finished overall 25th out of 63 branches that participated. In the Division’s competition, Chemical division (NSChe) finished on top with Automotive Engineers Institute and Electrical division (NIEEE) finishing second and third respectively.
The Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday, 29th November 2018 after the communiqué was presented and the conference was officially closed by the National President. The major highlight from the AGM was the Election of New Executives where the following officers emerged:
President – Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE 
Deputy President – Engr. Babagana Mohammed, FNSE
Vice President – Engr. Tasiu S. Gidari Wudil, FNSE (re-elected)
Vice President – Engr. Joseph Akinteye, FNSE (re-elected)
Vice President – Engr. Adeniran Felix Ibitoye, FNSE 

Executive Committee Members
Engr. Halimat Adediran, MNSE
Engr. Yakubu Ali Garba, FNSE
Engr. Chinyere Nnenna Igwegbe, MNSE
Engr. Dr. Abdulrasheed Babalola, MNSE
Engr. (Mrs) Oloruntoba Mojirade Monsurat, MNSE
Engr. Akintola Charles Akintayo, FNSE
Statutory Audit Committee Members
Engr. Abbas Muhammed Ishola, FNSE 
Engr. Nnodi Linda Abuh, MNSE
Engr. Zubair Haqib Adetomiwa, MNSE
The Conference was an overall success with most participants really impressed with the planning and organization put in place despite a change of venue. Eket NSE had a number of participants that included 7 members and 4 young Engineers.