Engineers tasked on ethics, quality service

Margaret Oguntala


To sustain the enviable position of engineering practice in the society, practitioners have been urged to strive towards providing quality service to clients.
 
The Chief Executive Officer, Bamsat Nigeria Limited, Margaret Oguntala gave the charge at a Public Lecture entitled; “Quality Service Delivery: A Sure Path to Sustainable Development”, which was organized by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Apapa Branch.

According to her, it is no longer enough to be an engineer who designs and constructs; they must be interdisciplinary, system specialists who will bring together, coordinate and manage the entire system to solve complex societal problems and promote sustainable development.

  
She explained that professional associations must provide leadership and enforce relevant codes and standards that make economic advancement high priority in engineering and business both in practice and in the education of younger engineers.
  
Oguntala, who is also a fellow of Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers pointed out that sustainable development requires positive and sustained action by individuals, communities, government and institutions.
  
NSE President, Otis Anyaeji urged members to deliver projects based on the principles of performance, reliability, durability, aesthetics and perceived quality.

Represented by the President of Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMECH), Ugochukwu Nzurumike, he pointed that project management process requires good planning, monitoring and controlling stressing that without the processes, quality service could not be effectively delivered by Nigerian engineers in the 21st century.
 
Presenting the six newly inductees cooperate members to the gathering, the Apapa Branch Chairman of NSE, Dr. Ombugadu Garba warned them not to deviate from the guiding codes of ethics of the profession which centre on total commitment to professionalism, the good of the society and growth/development of infrastructures.
 
Dr. Garba disclosed that the public lecture was organized to rub minds between the old and young engineers as well as promote the fortune of the profession. He stated that such gathering creates an avenue to be re-educated members on the right path to development, averting building collapses and other project failures. For him, it is also in the fulfillment of engineers’ Co-orperate Social Responsibility (CRS), to the society.



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