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Following an unruly Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), aggrieved members of the society have formed a new professional body, in a bid to salvage the Engineering Profession from further decay due to poor leadership.

At a meeting held in Abuja on Thursday the 28th of June 2019, the progressive group said it was imperative to make the move in the face of inability of the society's leadership to carry all members along and protect the interest of each other.

In a motion moved by the Chairman Uyo branch of NSE, Engr James Amiang, and seconded by his counterpart from Yenagoa, Engr Wilson Aggrey, the new body is to be known as 'Nigerian Institute of Chartered Engineers'.

Briefing newsmen, following a rowdy end to the NSE EGM earlier, Vice Chairman of Uyo branch of, Engr. Ukeme Okpob, said it was embarrassing that the President and Chairman of Council, Engr Adekunle Mokuolo, showed gross incompetence in handling affairs of the association, walking out of members from the 36 States of the Nation, who converged for the EGM.


Okpob, said members of the society had converged at the venue, got accredited, only to be disappointed by the antics of the incumbent, whom he described as unprofessional and disgraceful to the professional body.

We came for the EGM, unfortunately we found out that the President and Chairman had some hidden agenda, to prevent resolutions from the EGM from being adopted and passed. The rule says you either have two third majority of members present at the EGM to ratify resolutions reached at an EGM. The President raised a motion that we should drop every other rule and focus on the 75% affirmative majority, which the house adopted after prolong argument.

"As we were about to begin the process, he came up with another propaganda, that the Council did not approve the regulations as contained in the MEMART, hence he cannot continue. It was quite disappointing and we began to question why he called for the EGM, if Council did not approve the resolutions", he quipped.

Also reacting to the abrupt end of the meeting, Chairman of Yenagoa branch of society, Engr Aggren Wilson, berated the leadership for hosting an inconclusive EGM, hinting it was the first time such has happened in the over three decades of the body's existence.

His position was corroborated by Chairman of Enugu branch, Engr Festus Ozoemana, who described the situation as unfortunate and unacceptable.

This is a gross act of incompetence and shows that he does not have the quality of a good leader, which we taught he was. How can he call for an EGM, when he was not ready. Some of us travelled more than ten hours to be here, despite the poor state of roads in the Country, paid hotel bills and left our businesses, only to be greeted with this act of gross incompetence.

"A key resolution that would have seen to the rotation leadership of the society has been botched. This issue has been on the front burner for more than a decade. It is sad that we have had 31 Presidents since we began the society, and 17 of those have been from a region of the country. The South South and South East region have been grossly marginalized", he added.

via Engineer Promise Etim

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