By John Ikani
The Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN) has commended the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) for its numerous support to the Association and numerous women capacity building initiatives over the years.
APWEN President, Dr Elizabeth Eterigho, gave the commendation on Wednesday when she led a delegation to pay a working visit to the Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote at the Board’s Headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Dr Eterigho disclosed that the purpose of their visit was to seek the Board’s collaboration and support for their programs which are aimed at encouraging female participation in STEM Education and more especially to boost female interest in Engineering.
While commending the Board for its support to the Association and Women in general over the years, Dr Eterigho congratulated the Executive Secretary on his recent honour as the recipient of the Vanguard Newspapers’ Regulator of the Year Award which she said should not be taken lightly.
Responding to the APWEN delegation, NCDMB boss, Engr Wabote pledged the Board’s commitment to continue to support the Association as its aspirations are in line with the Board’s Capacity Building mandate.
He also commended the Association for their efforts in closing the gender gap in Engineering, which is vital to Local Content development and our national economy.
The highpoint of the visit to the Board was the presentation of the award of “APWEN Pillar of Support” to Engr Wabote by the Association.
Among the delegates who accompanied Dr. Eterigho on the visit were Engr. Nnoli Akpedeye (FNSE) the 13th President of APWEN, Engr. Ifiemi Tulagha-Ocholi (MNSE) Chairman Bayelsa State Chapter and Engr. Deborah T. Agboun (MNSE) National Publicity Secretary.
Others were Engr. Olubukola Agnes Komolafe MNSE- South-South Coordinatorand Engr. Tonye C.P. Banigo (MNSE) Chairman Port Harcourt Chapter of the APWEN.