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No engineers, no developmental projects, Engr. Woke says

Amaka Agbu

No administration can effectively execute developmental projects without the input of engineers, the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, has stated.

Speaking as a Guest of Honour during the investiture of the 19th Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Port Harcourt Branch on Saturday, Engr. Woke said that engineers were central to projects design and implementation.

He urged engineers to take steps to check corruption in the execution of projects, which negatively impact on the roll of projects to the advantage of the people.

He said corrupt quotation on a road project could lead to the failure of government to execute the project on the premise of cost.

“Aside building up costs of projects which negatively affect the society, poor supervision by some engineers lead to early degeneration of projects,” he said.

The Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor charged engineers to cooperate with other professionals in the task of development.

He said that the Rivers State Government was always accessible to engineers, adding that the government was open to criticism and suggestion.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Port Harcourt Branch, Engr. Precious Bob-manuel, said he would engage in programmes that would enhance the professional development of Engineers.

He promised to deliver quality leadership premised on humility and laced with respect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt

 

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