New executive members of the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers, NISafetyE, Anambra State chapter, have been inaugurated.
NISafetyE is a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers established in 2016, with core values that include ensuring that safety is first and always in all engineering practices with quality output.
The new executive members include the Chairman; Engineer Fimbarr Ajegwu, Vice Chairman; Engineer Kenneth Nzemeke, Secretary; Engineer Dike Chukwuemeka, Financial Secretary; Engineer Joseph Alegu, Treasurer; Engineer Chizoba Okafor, Technical Secretary; Engineer Bertram Nwajagu, Ex officio 1; Engineer Obum Ezeani, and Ex officio 2; Engineer Engineer Dr. Odinaka Okonkwo.
In his opening remark at the event, the National Chairman of NISafetyE, Engineer Akaninyene Ekong, among other things, urged members to take the lead in addressing the problem of safety engineering practice in Nigeria.
He equally called on the new executive committee, members of NISafetyE in Anambra, the academia, private sector and the Anambra State Government to support the institution and consider the establishment of Anambra Safety Commission.
In his handover remark, the outgone Chairman of NISafetyE, Engineer Dr. Obumneme Ezeani, who appreciated supports to the chapter, described his successor as a man whose tenacity, resilience and trajectory of success in various positions and capacities have been examplary, expressing confidence that his reign will be exceptional in advancing the core mandate of the institution.
Speaking after inauguration, the third Chairman of NISafetyE, Anambra State chapter, Engineer Ajegwu, said the institution will continue to play vital role in the quest to deliver impactful, sustainable, and eco-friendly projects; as is desirable for a safe and livable society, assuring that NISafetyE will also promote best safety practices across board.
At the event that feature induction of new members and presentation of awards to select individuals, Anambra State Fire Chief, Engineer Martin Agbili, delivered lecture on “A safety and liveable Anambra State: the role of safety engineers in ensuring codes and standards”.