The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Babagana Mohammed, revealed during an official visit to DICON Ordnance Factory Kakuri Kaduna, noted that the NSE would stand firmly behind DICON in achieving its set goals and objectives.
The NSE president said it was important for the Society to work with organisations like DICON that has excelled in the areas of reaserch and development.
He requested more support for DICON so as to grow and develop technological capacity in Nigeria. He also said DICON has been doing Nigeria good and proud since its establishment in 1964 by promoting national defence and enterprise.
The President of the NSE commended the successive leadership and management of the corporation since it’s inception for the commitment to the mandate for which the corporation was set up.
The President affirmed that the NSE values the cordial relationship between it and DICON, and commended the Director General, Maj.-Gen VO Ezugwu for his regular support to the NSE branch in Kaduna. Stating that many of the Corporation staff are our members and NSE has receive reports of the DG DICON generous sponsorhip of their training and conferences.
The NSE President stated that DICON is an engineering entity, and have done much in the past last one year in supporting the AFN.
The NSE President said as a professional body and stakeholders in Nigeria’s growth and development projects, we owe our fatherland a duty to continually drive debates and discourse on issue of national development.
He appealed to DICON to consider proper placement of engineers in it’s fold based on the recently approved enhanced entry point Salary Grade 9 for graduate engineers into public service and subsequent advancement to Grade Level 10 after two years pupilage.
Responding, the Director -General of DICON, said that the organisation would continue to meet its mandate as the country’s foremost engineering outfit particularly in military engineering.
The DG DICON welcomed the visit by the NSE and offer of collaboration in the area of civil engineering and promotion of national economic development.