IIorin - The Kwara Government said on Sunday that it would continue to collaborate with the Nigerian Society of Engineers in the bid to fast track the socio-economic transformation of the state.
Ahmed gave the assurance in Ilorin at the inauguration of the State Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Prof Mohammed-Gana Yisa as the 17th Chairman of the state branch of the society.
Ahmed, represented by the State Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Barrister Kayode Towoju, noted with delight that the society had played a significant role in the development the state.
He gave an assurance that his government would continue to regard the NSE as a veritable partner in the task of ensuring accelerated development of the state.
In his keynote address, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Barrister Razak Atunwa, whose paper was entitled “Law and Engineering: Synopsis of Convergence”, noted that law and Engineering proffered solutions to problems bedeviling the society.
Atunwa explained that both professions thrived on order and structure and relied on convincing evidence or proof.
The speaker expressed confidence that in no distant future a new field, “Legal Engineering, might come into existence in view of the fact that the two professions were regarded as different sides of the same coin.
Also speaking, the Zanna of Ilorin, Alhaji Lanre Sagaya, who presided over the occasion, enjoined governments at all levels to continue to patronise indigenous engineers to further enhance their performance.
While handing over the mantle of leadership to the new chairman, the immediate past Chairman of the NSE, Alhaji Kamila Wopa, enumerated the achievements of his Executives urged members to support the new Chairman to enable him consolidate on his achievements.
In his maiden speech, the new chairman observed with delight, that the society had through its progressive and imaginative programmes, become a platform for true professional development and technological advancement of the Country.
Yisa applauded the state government for projects initiated and for passing the Local Content Bill into law.
He promised that the society would continue to collaborate with the state government in the task of developing the state to a greater height.