The Apapa Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on Monday, in Lagos urged the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, to partner with them towards the success of the sector.
The Branch Chairman, Mr Babatunde Awode, made the revelation at a news conference to publicize the 2023 Engineering Week of the association.
Awode hinted that the branch had adopted measures and repositioned its members who are ready to drive the Marine and Blue Economy’s speedy.
He said no nation can develop without its engineers and advised the new minister to work closely with the Society who are ready to drive progress in all aspects of the blue economy.
It was reported that the blue economy is an economic activity related to the world’s oceans, seas and coasts, which include tourism, energy production, shipping and aquaculture.
According to the chairman, the Society wants to introduce all aspects of the blue economy to the engineers to help them create job opportunities and promote sustainable development.
Meanwhile, he said that the Marine and Blue Economy was a huge untapped resource that could transform the nation, hence the need for special focus.
Noting that the nation had numerous marine engineers to generate huge resources from fishing, shipping, mining, aquaculture and other areas to reduce importation.
Speaking on the 2023 Engineering Week, he said a workshop titled, “Understanding the Basic Principles and the Dynamics of Suspension System in Automobiles”, was held on Monday, Aug. 28.
He said that, on Tuesday, the engineers would embark on a humanitarian visit to Heart of Gold Children Hospice in Surulere and an industrial tour to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency in Ikeja.
He said a hybrid Public Lecture titled, “Sustainable Infrastructure as a Vehicle for Economic Growth -The role of the Engineers”, would be taken on Wednesday by Mr Tokunbo Ajanaku, an NSE Fellow.