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Craftsmen Recognised as Pillars of National Development

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February 21, 2024

The Guest Speaker, QS Solomon Ojo, while delivering his Lecture at the Seminar

By Olaoye Oyewole & Olatoye Sanusi

The Nigeria Association of Engineering Craftsmen (NAEC) has been recognised as pillars of national development. The Association received high praise and encomium for their indispensable role in shaping the nation’s future at a One-Day Seminar organised by the Association for its members.

The event, themed “Upholding Workplace Ethics: Bedrock to Monumental Organisational Development,” saw dignitaries lauding the craftsmen for their contributions to various sectors.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), speaking through the Principal Assistant Registrar in the DVC, D’s Office, Mrs. Shakirat Giwa noted the crucial importance of highly skilled craftsmen in organisational success.

The DVC, D urged members to uphold integrity and professionalism in their work, highlighting the significance of trust and reliability.

Representative of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development and PAR, DVC, D’s Office, Mrs. Shakirat Giwa (3rd Left, Front row); Representative of the Ag. Registrar, Dr. Francis Akomolafe (4th Right, Front row); Director, Works & Services, Engr. Olawole Akinyele (4th Left, Front row); Guest Speaker and other NAEC members at the One Day Seminar

Photo credit: Olatoye Sanusi

Echoing this submission, the Acting Registrar, represented by the Deputy Registrar II, Senior Non-Teaching Establishment Matters, Dr. Francis Akomolafe underscored ethics as the cornerstone of organisational integrity.

According to him, he urged the Craftsmen to adhere strictly to ethical principles, maintaining the highest standards of conduct in their profession.

The Keynote Speaker, the Director, Directorate of Works & Services, Engr. Olawole Akinyele hailed Craftsmen as essential collaborators in bringing engineering designs to fruition.

He advocated for greater recognition and support for craftsmen, noting their pivotal role in national development. Engr. Akinyele, therefore, urged the government to prioritise technical education, emphasising its critical importance in fostering technological advancement.

Addressing the gathering, the Chairman, NAEC-FUNAAB Chapter, Craftsman Moses Akanni highlighted the Association’s vital role in translating engineering visions into reality. He stressed the timeliness of the seminar in equipping members to excel in their responsibilities amidst the evolving landscape of technological development.

In the same vein, Craftsman Elijah Omotunde, Ogun State Chairman of NAEC, stressed the professional stature of the Association, calling for the employment of licensed artisans and craftsmen in engineering activities.

The Guest Speaker, QS Solomon Ojo delivered a thought-provoking Lecture on the significance of workplace ethics in organisational growth.

He urged NAEC members to uphold integrity, accountability, and excellence in their endeavours, noting the pivotal role of ethics in societal progress.

Cross-section of NAEC Retirees at the Seminar

Highpoint were the presentation of Excellence Awards to distinguished individuals, including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development; Acting Registrar; Director, Works & Services, and the Guest Speaker.

Retired NAEC members were also honoured with gifts and certificates in recognition of their dedicated service.

In the meantime, the Seminar served as a testament to the indispensable role of craftsmen in national development and underscored the importance of upholding ethical standards in the workplace.

Last Updated on February 23, 2024 by Olasunkanmi Olajide



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