The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, NIEEE has reiterated its resolve to be independent from the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE).
This is contained in a statement signed by Engr. Micheal Akan, National Chairman and
made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abeokuta.
According to the statement, the decision was made at its 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on October 10- 15 in Abeokuta.
Following a motion moved by members of the association, Engr Akinsola Cole, a former national chairman of the institute and seconded by Engr Adedoyin Salami, who upheld its position to be an autonomous professional body.
“The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE) is a professional engineering body that is statutorily registered and legally recognised by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as enshrined in the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020.
” The institute is an independent corporate legal entity that is mandated to carry out the professional business of organising, training, admitting, registering and qualifying Electrical and Electronic Engineering activities in Nigeria.
“Therefore, and deriving from above and the aforementioned aims, objectives and legal registration status conferred on the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE) by the Nigerian state vide the provisions of CAMA 2020.
” It is clear that NIEEE as registered by law, is NOT a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
“And having taken into cognisance, the purported disclaimer that was said to have been issued by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on September 21, 2022,” the statement partly read .
It added that the motion was wholly supported by all members present at the meeting.
According to the statement, the association cautioned its members to “be wary of a ploy by the NSE to form a parallel institution and create a distraction and divide the ranks of the institute with the end objective of keeping the engineering practice in servitude”.
It added that the institute is currently seeking to be chartered with a bill passed by the Senate.