The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE) on Saturday inaugurated a former President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Mustafa Shehu, as its new Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman.
The NIEEE, at a virtual inauguration performed under the aegis of by its National Chairman, Mr Kings Adeyemi, swore in seven BoT members.
Shehu, a Fellow of the NSE and other professional bodies, said that the composition of the board was robust for quality service delivery.
The new board chairman, who was also the current Vice President, World Federal of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), pledged his commitment and loyalty to the growth of the association.
Shehu, an ex-President of Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), also commended the leadership of the NIEEE for the progress made so far.
“I am formally accepting this responsibility to chair this board for the next three or four years, God willing.
“And it will be my hope and aspiration that all of us will team up together to take NIEEE to a much greater height than we have taken it,’’ he said.
Shehu, who announced his planto run as President of the World Federal of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) in 2021, solicited the support of NIEEE and other engineering bodies.
Earlier, in his address, Adeyemi lauded the calibre of the BoT members, saying that they were drawn from the academia, government and private sector.
The NIEEE Chairman said that the institute was strategic, adding that it would continue to work through its new BoT to continue to “impact on homes across Nigeria’’ positively.
He urged the members to build on the achievements of its past leaders to uplift the NIEEE.
“Let us fight to register our footprints in the sands of time,’’ he said.
Adeyemi listed achievements of NIEEE leadership as the acquisition of a new office accommodation in a high-brow area in Abuja and the recruitment of staff for the office, while soliciting support towards construction of the permanent secretariat of the institute.
The Deputy National Chairman, NIEEE, Mr Akan Michael, while moving the motion for the adjournment of the meeting, also vouched for the capacity of the new BoT chairman to lift the institute to a new level.
The NIEEE, established 36 years ago, has 28 national chapters with three broad sub-divisions of electrical engineering fields: Power Engineering, Telecoms and ICT as well as the Instrumentation and Control Sections.