By Bartholomew Madukwe

President of Nigerian Academy of Engineering, NAE, Mrs. Joanna Maduka, has called on engineers in the country to use their knowledge and experience to advise government and the business community on technological issues.

Maduka, who emerged as the first female president of the academy in Lagos, said technology has a key role in the successful implementation of socio-economic initiatives to meet the needs of the country and the global community.

Speaking at her inauguration as the new President of NAE, Maduka urged engineers to be more committed to the profession.

She said: “We need to concern ourselves with issues such as global warming, climate change, Earth Systems Enginee-ring that has evolved to define the direction of multidisciplinary process development; new frontiers in technology and engineering, such as nanotechnology, advanced materials, petrochemicals, robotics and advances in biotechnology.”

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