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Saturday, December 16, 2017

JUST IN: Amaechi, Fashola, One Other, Get ‘Disqualified’ As Ministers Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria Over Alleged Incompetence

JUST IN: Amaechi, Fashola, One Other, Get ‘Disqualified’ As Ministers Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria Over Alleged Incompetence

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, has disqualified the trio of Rotimi Amaechi, Babatunde Fashola, and Hadi Sirika, as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, over gross incompetence.

They were disqualified on the grounds that the three Ministers do not have prerequisite engineering backgrounds to carry out there functions effectively.
This was made known by the President of the Society, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, at the just concluded 2017 National Conference and Annual General Meeting, AGM, of the Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers, NIHTE, with the theme: “Transport Sector Reform Bills: Tools for the Diversification of Nigerian Economy”.
According to him, appointing non-Engineers into these Ministries, is like putting round pegs in square holes.
The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, that for Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola, as well as their colleague, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, do not fall into the category of certified Engineers.
While Fashola trained as a Lawyer, Amaechi read English, and Sirika trained as a Pilot.
However, Engr. Anyaeji said that: “An Engineer plays a great role in planning the feasibility study, design engineering, and procurement and construction management, and the commissioning management of the various systems that are being created in the various models of transportation.
“Engineers are also needed to play the roles at various steps of the contracting business and constructions contractors, materials and procurement contractors, and various other services that are required to get truly designed and well-constructed transportation elements, that combine to give the road to a truly functioning transportation system for a country.
“And they have to play these roles, starting from the policy level. In other words, we need to have Engineers as Ministers of Transport and Aviation.”
Anyaeji lampooned the successive governments for contracting foreigners in the construction of roads, and described it as a mistake, and advised that Nigerian Engineers be considered instead, to enable them build their capacities and compete globally.
“Because, nobody can really develop Nigeria as well as Nigerian Engineers will do, as that is how it is in every countries”, he stated.

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