Engr. Saidu A. Muhammed, the National President of Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE), has said that no nation can truly claim to have developed if they are engaged in mere trading activities”
Speaking at a press conference to usher in the Society’s 51st annual conference, Annual General Meeting (AGM) and exhibition, Engr. Muhammed noted that the NSChE had contributed immensely to the development of the Nigerian economy in the last 50 years.
Flanked by the NSChE board members, Muhammed stated that within the last 50 years, Chemical Engineering had made Nigerian industries to function with environmental control, developed processes to make semiconductors, magnetic, optical storage and establish modern petroleum processing.
He said the society was geared towards supporting the government’s desire to achieve sustainable developed goals, economic stability and eradication of poverty through the provision of jobs and business opportunities for Nigeria’s teeming population.
He said one of the major objectives of the NSChE was “to be the Centre of Excellence for the Chemical Engineering Profession in Africa and to be the prime mover of industrialisation in Nigeria.