Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero recieves National Chairman elect of the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers Engr. Akaninyene Ekong, FNISafetyE ahead of 2022 national investiture and swearing-in ceremony in Uyo Akwa Ibom State.
At the palace of the Emir of Kano on 23rd December 2021, Engr. Akaninyene Ekong, FNISafetyE led a delegation of Safety Engineers on a courtesy visit to the palace of His Royal Highness, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero the Emir of Kano.
Engr. Akaninyene Ekong thanked the Emir for his kindness in accepting to see him and his delegation at a very short notice. He prayed for the Emir’s health /Safety and for his dynasty. He emphasized that he has come to pay respect to him as the Emir of Kano and as a national traditional leader.
The National Chairman elect, Engr. Akaninyene Ekong, FNISafetyE introduced himself to the Emir and the Kano Emirate Council as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISafetyE) from Akwa Ibom State and some members on his entourage as Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers Kano branch, Engr. Tijjani Dayyabu, NSE Kano branch Exco members, Engr. Hauwa Ibrahim Khaleel of the Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria(APWEN), other Senior Engineers and representatives of Young Engineers Forum, Kano.
Further in his remarks Engr Ekong stated that the professional engineering body can not be truly National without engineers from the north as members, to foster unity of purpose , development and peace as has been maintained in his home state Akwa Ibom for example under the Administration of His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Engr Ekong further said ‘we want to expand the frontiers of Safety Engineering practice and NISafetyE to the North hence our consideration of Kano State which is a Commercial/Industrial hub as a Chapter of NISafetyE’. He also stated that the particular nature of Kano with high level Commerce and Industrial processes requires a Safety Commission to regulate, monitor and ensure compliance to Safety standards. Engr Ekong sought the blessings of His Royal Highness as he works towards establishing Chapters of the institution in the North.
Engr Ekong further stated that his coming to Kano and to the Palace of the Emir is historical .
He humbly requested that His Royal Highness grace his investiture and swearing in ceremony on the 5th of February 2022 in Uyo Akwa Ibom State as a Royal Father of the Day.
In response His Royal Highness, the Emir of Kano in his remarks welcomed the incoming National Chairman NISafetyE and his delegation from NSE Kano Chapter.
He commended the courage and foresight of the Incoming National Chairman in repositioning the Institution.
His Highness said ‘You are leading the Institution today not because you are the most senior or brilliant Engineer, but because you were chosen by God.
I congratulate you on your appointment as the National Chairman NISafetyE. I will ensure Northern Safety Engineers are incoporated in your institution as this will help in developing Safety competency through your training programs and expanding socio cultural cooperation and i do hope that your institution will promote unity amongst members’.
He said if Safety Engineers fail to do their duties it will have serious consequences as seen in engineering related failures where Safety Engineers where not consulted. However, Safety Engineers should be involved with projects
His Royal Highness stated that Safety is needed in Kano as it is an Industrial Hub and assured Engr Ekong of his support . His Highness stated that he has friends in Uyo and requested that Engr Ekong extend his regards to them and the Northern Community back in Akwa Ibom. His Highness offered some prayers and wished him journey mercies to his base.
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