Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH) Federal Republic of Nigeria
Follow Us:
LATEST PRESS
August 3, 2022
L-R: Director EMS, Engr Felix Ebuzoene, Director HRM, Rep of the Permanent Secretary, Aliyu Abdullah, Director E&SLS, Engr J.M Okuo; Chairman of the Occasion Engr Valentine Nwaimoe; Director Electrical, Engr O.O.Onyeneke and Director CW&E Engr Chris Onyibo at the 43rd Conference of Directors of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments of Ministries of Works and Housing in the Federation, holding in Abuja, Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

Perm Sec Charges Engineers on Economic Growth and Job Creation.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Bashir Nura Alkali, FCA, FCTI, has charged Nigerian Engineers to come up with resolutions that can lead to economic growth and job creation in the country.

He gave this charge while declaring open the 43rd Conference of Directors of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments of Ministries of Works and Housing in the Federation.

Alkali, was ably represented by the Director, Human Resources Department in the   Ministry, Aliyu Abdullahi

The Theme of the Conference is "Engineers as Catalyst for National Economic Growth and Job Creation."

He said "Conversing about Engineers as Catalyst for National Economic Growth and Job Creation, the papers to be presented at this conference are to address issues bothering on economic growth and job creation"
 
He also noted that Engineers need to start turning their ideas and inventions into marketable products and services through planning, designing, constructing, installing, commissioning and maintaining of infrastructures.

Describing the roles of engineers as prime and fundamental, Alkali pointed out that to alleviate poverty in Nigeria, the country would need a growth model that could generate adequate jobs for her citizens and it could only be achieved through industrialization.

"Nigeria needs a growth model that can generate sufficient jobs for her huge population and also be inclusive enough to significantly curb poverty" he said.

Accordingly, the Permanent Secretary stated that industrialization being a product of technologies and application of technological breakthrough could only be a reality through advancement in engineering.

He told the delegates that the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has given the approval for the Ministry to commence the training of Artisans in the various Ministry’s training schools, pointing out that the launching of the N-Power by the administration of President Muhammad Buhari and Special Public Works Programme has provided Nigerian youths job placement and empowerment.

In his welcome address, the chairman of the Conference and Head of Engineering Department in the Federal Ministry of Works, Engr. Valentine Nwaimo, urged delegates to come up with a workable communique that could be presented for consideration and approval at the upcoming Council on Works.

"As the Conference progresses, I want to wish all of us a very fruitful deliberation so as to come up with a good communiquè that is worthy of presentation at the Council of Works which is the highest policy making body for consideration and approval," he said.

According to Engr Nwaimo, the Conference of Directors of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department of the Ministries of Works and Housing of the Federation is an annual event where papers on a selected theme are presented and deliberated upon for the acceleration of Nigeria’s development.

He told the participants to utilize this opportunity to brainstorm on topical issues affecting the growth of the country in diverse area and come up with innovative ideas that could lead to economic growth, creation of jobs as well as stem the tide of corruption.

Records 4 of 412
PHOTO NEWS
Aug
05
2022

PICTURES: FASHOLA , UMANA, UMAR WORKING ON A SOLUTION TO EAST - WEST ROAD

Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (2nd left),Hon.Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Umana Okon Umana (right),Hon. Minister of State, Ministry of Works and Housing, Hon. Umar El-Yakub (2nd right) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali (left) during a meeting on the proposed remedial works on Eleme Junction - Onne Port Junction at the Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Thursday, 4th August 2022.

Click To View More Pictures

PHOTO NEWS
Aug
05
2022

PICTURES: FASHOLA , UMANA, UMAR WORKING ON A SOLUTION TO EAST - WEST ROAD

Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (2nd left),Hon.Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Umana Okon Umana (right),Hon. Minister of State, Ministry of Works and Housing, Hon. Umar El-Yakub (2nd right) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali (left) during a meeting on the proposed remedial works on Eleme Junction - Onne Port Junction at the Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Thursday, 4th August 2022.

Click To View More Pictures