Director Engineering, Olurinola Bows Out Of Service In Style
.... He is a Seasoned Engr - Perm Sec
Engineer Julius Sunday Olurinola, Director Engineering Services in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 meritoriously completed the mandatory 35 years in the Nigeria civil service and bowed out graciously. He joined the civil service as a Pupil Engineer in the Federal Ministry of Works in 1987.
Babangida Hussaini, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry described him as a seasoned engineer whom he has worked with for a period of about six years. Hussaini spoke during the send-forth reception organized for the retiring Director by the staff of the Department of Engineering Services of the ministry.
The Permanent Secretary said “I have worked with him and I must say I enjoyed his professionalism and timeliness in the manner he addressed some engineering issues in the Ministry.”
Hussaini commended Olurinola for his contribution to the Renewable Energy (on –grid) in the Ministry saying, “With this achievement and many others, you are leaving the service with your integrity and respect intact.” he said.
As an Engineer in the employ of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engineer Julius served as Director and Head of Department Engineering Services and Director (Electrical) in the same Engineering Services Department.
He held these positions all in the then Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Engineer Olurinola, as Director Engineering Services was responsible among others for; overseeing design, specification of standards, preparation of contract document for all engineering projects in building services and engineering infrastructure for roads, electricity and water in public buildings and housing estates.
Goodwill messages and encomium were poured on him by Staff of the Ministry both serving and retired all pointing to his kindness, professionalism, commitment and versatile knowledge in the Built industry, roads and housing.
A former Retired Director of Engineering Services of the Ministry, Engr Sunday Umanah described Engineer Julius as a versatile engineer and a great achiever.
According to him, as a versatile engineer he represented the Ministry in several engineering for a creditably.
“He has at a point, represented the Ministry in the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nigeria Energy Support Programme on Renewable Energy (on –grid), Energy Efficiency,” he said.
Engineer Olurinola was also involved in many adhoc assignments in the Ministry's projects namely: the Kuje prototype housing estate; 6 No. New Federal Secretariat Buildings in each of the geopolitical zones of the country; Prototype housing estate in Suleja, Niger State; Prototype housing estate, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State and in the provision of Solar lighting system in slum upgrade project in Rivers and Kano States and many more.
In his response, Engineer Olurinola attributed his success to the support of the Honourable Minister, the Honourable Minister of State and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. He said: “Their leadership, mentorship and guidance was the major boost that kept me on. I am very privileged to have served under their able leadership.”
To his colleagues and other staff of the Ministry, he said they were very supportive. “God has made them a special set of people for the support they have given me all through as a Director and Head of the Department.
FASHOLA, MALAMI, ALIERO, GOVERNOR BAGUDU AND OTHERS AT THE COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER OF SOKOTO - TAMBUWAL - JEGA - KONTAGORA - MAKERA ROAD PHASE I & II IN SOKOTO AND KEBBI STATES AT KOKO/BESSE LGA, KEBBI STATE
Representative of the President and Hon. Minister of Justice and Attorney - General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN (2nd Left), Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (left), Governor of Kebbi State, Mr. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (middle), Chairman, Senate Committee on Works and Senator representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District, Senator Adamu Aliero (right), Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Abubakar Kabir Abubakar (2nd right) and others during the commissioning and Handover of Sokoto - Tambuwal -Jega - Kontagora - Makera Road Phase I & II in Sokoto and Kebbi States on Thursday, 25th November 2021 at Koko/Bese LGA, Kebbi State.
DR OGBONNAYA ONU, COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS, ENGR. GREG NNAJI AND OTHERS AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER OF NNEWE - ODUMA ROAD, SECTIONS I & II IN ENUGU AND EBONYI STATES
A view of the Nnewe - Oduma Road, Sections I & II in Enugu and Ebonyi States.INSET: Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari and Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (2nd left), representative of the Hon. Minister of Works & Housing and Director Highways, South East Zone, Engr. Bola Aganaba (left), , Commissioner for Works, Enugu State, Engr. Greg Nnaji(right), Chairman, Oduma Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Igwe Daniel Njoku (2nd right) and others during the Federal Government's commissioning and Handover of Nnewe - Oduma Road, Sections I & II in Enugu and Ebonyi States at Km 16 Ezinato Ohafia Oduma , Enugu State on Thursday, 2nd December 2021