An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has called on the federal, state governments, indigenous and multinational institutions to embark on mass recruitment of professional engineers to improve the nation’s industrial sector so as to ensure greater upliftment of the national, Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
The industrialist advised the federal and state governments to also ensure the revival of all moribund industries and institutions by handing them over to individuals and institutions engaged in the training of professional engineers and technologists for management.
Iwuanyanwu, who stated this while briefing newsmen on this year’s Engineers Day and how the National Leadership of Association of Professional Women Engineers invested him their national Grand Patron, said any nation that neglects its engineers does so at her peril.
He said any nation that has advanced industrially and technologically has always made use of their indigenous engineers in both government and private institutions.
He recalled his exploits as Chairman of FERMA when he recruited hundreds of engineers and sent them abroad on training for road maintenance, equipment maintenance and management and noted that today, Nigeria is reaping from the products of those engineers.
He commended the Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN) for organizing themselves as a body to add quality to the activities of their parent body the Nigerian Society of Engineers of which they are all members, including himself.