The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has described the recent appointment of former governors of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola as the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing and Rivers State’s Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport, as a welcome development.
The National President of NSE, Engr. Ademola Olorunfemi, stated this during a press briefing heralding the 2015 National Engineering Conference in Akure, the Ondo State capital yesterday.
Olunrunfemi said that the association was satisfied and accepted the appointment of Fashola and Amaechi based on their achievements when they were governors of their various states fro eight years.
He expressed the readiness of the association to partner with the duo and provide technical advices that would help in accelerating infrastructure delivery across the country.
Olorunfemi said, “Fashola has demonstrated complete understanding of the imperatives of infrastructure delivery, which he tackles creatively. As governor, he re-engineered Lagos State by provision of transport infrastructure, power, and urban renewal, amongst others.
“The same satisfaction applies to the appointment of Amaechi, as Minister of Transport who initiated the Light Rail Project for Port Harcourt metropolis as governor of Rivers State.
“NSE will give its full cooperation and support to the ministers through the senior engineers who work and supervise in the various sub-sectors and departments of respective ministry”
While decrying the dearth of infrastructure in the country, the NSE boss said this constituted impediment to the achievement of the national targets.