Engineering, Crux of Human Economic Development - Expert
The Guest Speaker at the recent Town and Gown Seminar of the Department of Civil Engineering, Covenant University, Engr. A. A. Adeyemi, has described engineering as the application of scientific knowledge to achieve a desired goal and also, as the crux of human and economic development.
Engr. Adeyemi, who is the Director, Transport Engineering, Ministry of Transportation, Lagos State, stated that the forebears of the human race were the first engineers with discoveries, which spanned the stone-age, bronze-age and the iron-age; using knowledge for civilisation, organisation of government, religion, art and technology.
Delivering his lecture titled, ‘The Role of Engineers in the Development of Nigeria,’ Engr. Adeyemi said engineering was there at the organisation and development of human society from villages, to towns and cities. He said that, at every stage of human civilisation, engineers were there as general engineers. Subsequently, there were other specialisations such as civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, mining and metallurgical, computer/software among others.
In his remarks at the event, the Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. Anthony Ede, enjoined the students to be attentive in order to get insights that would help them in their quest for an outstanding career in Engineering.
Dr. Ede appreciated the Guest Speaker for partnering with the University to ensure that the students are enlightened on the interrelationship between the industry and the academia. He appreciated the University Management for the Town and Gown initiative, which he described as very impactful and insightful and also encouraged all participants to maximise the platform for their needed capacity building.
Also at the event were members of faculty and staff of the department as well as some members of the College of Engineering.