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Decaying infrastructure costing Nigeria vast investments

06 August 2015, 18:15Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Margaret Oguntala, has decried the lack of social infrastructure saying it was denying the country valuable investments.

She was speaking ahead of the 2015 Engineering Conference scheduled for Akure, Ondo State in November.

Speaking about the aims of the conference, Oguntala, who is also the Conference Planning Committee Chair, stated, “There is no gainsaying that the wellbeing and capacity of human capital can only be enhanced through adequate provision of social infrastructure such as health, education and conducive living environments. It is regrettable that the country had already lost a chunk of investments to neighbouring countries on account of decaying infrastructure.”

The event will hold at the International Culture and Event Centre.

Also Read: Engineers’ Conference planned for Ondo State

Meanwhile, speakers, partners and sponsors of the 2015 Engineering Conference, scheduled for Akure, Ondo State in November, have been confirmed.

The conference will feature keynote addresses from President/Chief Executive Officer, CG-LA Infrastructure Inc (USA), Norman Anderson and President Afe Babalola University ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola.

Also speaking at the conference will be the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.

Confirmed partners and sponsors for the 2015 conference include Ondo State Government, ABUAD, Flour Mills Nigeria Plc., Oando Energy, Eurobudinvest Nig. Ltd, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Kenol Nig Ltd, Danelec Limited, O. T. Otis Engineering Limited, International Brewery, Ilesa, Fumman Group, AR-AR and Partners, Ceven Industries, Auchi, Celplas Industries Nig. Ltd and Siemens Limited. 

- CAJ News


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