For Nigeria to advance technologically and rub shoulders with the World’s economically developed Countries, there is need for adoption of home grown technology.
The President, Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN), Engr Funmilola Ojelade said this while featuring on the Oluyole F.M discussion programme, ‘Breakfast Fiesta’ on Friday, February 7, 2020.
Engr Ojelade who pointed out that Nigerian Engineers are as capable and innovative as their Foreign counterparts, lamented that many innovative Engineering projects designed by Nigerian Engineers were not being put to use.
She then stated that refusal of Nigerian Government and industrialists to put the innovations of indigenous Engineers to use is the bane of Nigeria’s technological Development.
Shedding lightr on the essence of APWEN, the Association’s President disclosed that the Association was formed 37 years ago to help women Engineers in the male dominated profession.
Also featuring on the programme was the APWEN Oyo State Chairperson, Engr Sarah Akintola, assured that there is no section of Engineering that is not taught in Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.