Deputy Minority Chief of the Home of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE).
Presenting the award letter to the lawmaker in his workplace on Wednesday, President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Rabiu Ali, mentioned the award was in recognition of his effort at seeing to the enactment of the Act establishing COREN.
He instructed Okechukwu that when he was Chairman of the Home Representatives Committee on Works within the eighth meeting, “you labored so assiduously as in case you are an engineer to see that the COREN Invoice is handed. You transmitted it to the Senate, and influenced its passage too. You additionally make sure that it was assented to by the president. We respect what you’ve accomplished”.
In keeping with him, NSE since its 64 years of existence had lower than 20 Honorary Fellows, amongst who’s Hon. Okechukwu, explaining that his nomination was overwhelmingly authorised with out dissenting vote on the council of NSE.
“The COREN Act will go a great distance in placing engineering on the entrance burner. We now have began implementing it, and we’re seeing indicators that it’s going to change engineering in Nigeria”, he said.
Responding, Okechukwu expressed appreciation to the physique on the popularity, describing the career as a phenomenon that controls 90 p.c of human life.
He nevertheless lamented the failure of two different vital Payments, the Roads Fund Invoice and the Roads Authority Invoice, saying they have been the anticipated panacea to the challenges of funding roads building in Nigeria.
“There is no such thing as a means you possibly can successfully fund roads in Nigeria. These have been to treatment the issue. No person is the issue of roads within the nation”, he mentioned, assuring that he’ll nonetheless comply with up on the problems with each alternative obtainable to him.