The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called on Nigerian professionals and engineers to contribute their quota in ensuring effective implementation of the Presidential Executive Order. 05
Dr. Onu gave the charge when the President of Association of Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN) paid him a courtesy call in his office on Tuesday.
According to Dr. Onu, the Executive order 5 is replete with many opportunities with regards to the application of science, technology and innovation in all sectors of the Nigerian economy.
Also, the Executive order 5, will ensure the rapid development of Nigeria and to be a self-reliant nation.
Dr. Onu further said engineers should take advantage of the preference offered to Nigerian firms in the award of contracts by being proactive.
He further stated that for the Executive Order 5 to be successfully implemented, (ACEN) would play a very pivotal role in supporting the efforts of the Ministry.
Dr. Onu commended the efforts of the association for being actively involved with projects developed by the Federal Government and further charged them not to rest on their oars and develop new strategies to expand the nation’s infrastructure.
Dr. Onu, assured the association that the revolutionary Executive Order 5 will ensure that Nigerian professionals are involved from conception till the completion of national project, adding that Nigerian professionals should seize the initiative in project development and will develop technology of global standards.
He added that, the Ministry is fully committed to work closely with (ACEN), in achieving the best for Nigeria, so as to take her rightful place among the comity of nations.
Earlier, the President of ACEN, Engr. George C. Okoroma, said the association was keen on collaborating with the Ministry to develop national projects of repute.
He said all consulting engineers are expected to register with the association to ensure a seamless practice in the country.
OTUYEMI ADETAYO & IFEOMA IRONDI
FOR HEAD (PRESS AND PR)
11TH FEBRUARY 2020.