The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISafetyE), a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has conferred its fellowship on the Chairman of Ibom Power Board of Directors, Engr. Etido Inyang and the Managing Director of Ibom power company limited, Engr. Meyen Etukudo.
Speaking at the National Conference that held in Uyo the Akwa Ibom State capital, the National Chairman of NISafetyE, Engr. Abiodun Oyedepo said the institution honoured both men who are fellows of the engineering profession for their outstanding achievements.
He said, “This is the first NISafetyE fellowship investiture in Akwa Ibom State. Engr. Etido Inyang and Engr. Meyen Etukudo were carefully selected as worthy ambassadors of safety engineering because they prioritize safety in engineering practice”.
At the conferment ceremony attended by dignitaries including the Director General (DG) of Lagos State Safety Commission, Hakeem Dickson, the Chairman of NISafetyE, Akwa Ibom state chapter Engr. Akaninyene Ekong said the institution is pushing for the establishment of Akwa Ibom State Safety Commission.
Ekong who spoke at the national conference with the theme “Accident prevention: the role of government from a safety engineering perspective” said the establishment of a safety commission in Akwa Ibom State is in partnership with Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
Speaking on behalf of the awardees, the Chairman of Ibom Board of Directors, Engr. Etido Inyang appreciated NISafetyE for the recognition. He said that in line with the theme of the national conference, the issue of safety needed government attention.
He therefore called for collaboration between safety practitioners and state governments to embark on safety sensitization programmes in areas prone to hazards. He urged attendees not to take safety for granted but rather take safety as a way of life.