By Bukar Bolori
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has added another feather to his cap as the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, NIAE, conferred on him the 2021 prestigious fellowship awards.
Zulum, a Professor of Irrigation Engineering, has since 2018 been a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He holds a Barchelor’s and masters degrees in Agricultural Engineering with Phd in soil and water engineering.
The NIAE held its inauguration of national executive committee and fellowship conferment at Nigerian Society of Engineers Headquarters in Central Area, on Friday in Abuja, with Zulum in attendance.
Four others: Engr. Dr. GA Badamus, Engr. Dr. Taiwo I. Oyedemi, Engr. Professor Babagana Mohammed and Engr. Dr Jones Akinbolade also received the agricultural engineers fellowship award.
President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Dr. Babagana Mohammed who presided over the investiture, recognized Zulum’s pursuit of excellence in the engineering profession.
Guest speaker at the event, Engr. Professor Mohammed Haruna spoke on “Pathway to Economic Transformation in Nigeria, NASENI’s perspective”.
… Fellowship is challenge for more effort, says Zulum
In his reaction, Governor Zulum expressed appreciation to the institution for finding him worthy to be conferred with fellowship award. He also expressed his determination to uplift the standard of the engineering profession.
Zulum said investiture of the highest NIAE’s award will further give him courage and determination to redouble efforts towards uplifting the lives of Borno people.
The governor reaffirmed his commitment to public service delivery, part of which is to continually ensure that all public projects in Borno State meet the highest engineering standards