Chemical Engineers Condemn Govt

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Chemical Engineers Condemn Govt’s Attitude

By Steve Dada and Jerome Ushakang, 09.09.2009

Lagos

The failure of government to make use of advice of the professionals over the management of the country’s social economic infrastructure has been given as the reason for the decay the country is experiencing in its economic development.
President of Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (FNSChE), Professor Francis Olatunji, who made this disclosure when he led other members of the society to THISDAY corporate headquarters,  Apapa,  on a visit yesterday, said almost on all vital aspects of the economy that relate to chemical engineering, the society had written proposals to the government but such proposals were being treated with levity.
The society that indicated desire to assist the country in its quest for chemical development expressed regrets that most issues bordering on the socio-economic development of the country had been so politicised that government would only seek advise on issues but will not carry it out to the letter.
The president, who came in company of three past presidents of the society, noted that the mission of the society is to organise  chemical engineers in the country into a virile professional body capable of promoting the relevance and versatility of the profession to achieve better training and update chemical engineers through its activities.
On the objectives of the society, Olatunji said it was  to generally foster and promote the profession of chemical engineering in theory and practice and enhance the usefulness of the profession to the general public and the local community in particular.He also said it is to form a body that will be immediately available for consultation with confidence to the public and private institutions, particularly government or any of their accredited agents in all matters pertaining to the profession of chemical engineering.He expressed concern that the relevance of a profession with an initial membership of three people and now reaching 3, 000 members is still very obscure to the public, stressing that it is this reason while they have to partner  the media to project their relevance to members of the public.

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