Engr Charles Mbanefo 2018 Distinguished Lecture


                                  2018 ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
THE CHAIRMAN, 
 
ENGR. CHINASAOKWU INNOCENT OKOLIE, FNSE, FNICE, FNIM
 
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS OF THE 
 
NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
ABUJA BRANCH
 
PRESENT THE
 
8TH ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
 
 
 
THEME: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ASSOCIATED WITH RAIL OPERATIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON SUSTAINABILITY OF A METRO SYSTEM 
 
GUEST SPEAKER: 
BARR. AKIN OSHINOWO
Deputy Director – Nigerian Railway Corporation 
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
SIR. CHINYEAKA OHAA
Permanent Secretary, FCTA
 
 
DATE: WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER, 2018

TIME: 11am

VENUE: ROCKWIEW (ROYALE) HOTEL, ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA CRESCENT, WUSE 2, ABUJA 
FOR PARTNERSHIP, SPONSORSHIP, GOODWILL MESSAGES AND ENQUIRIES, CONTACT 08034051159, 07033591907 
PAST DISTINGUISHED LECTURES
1ST ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
DATE: THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2005
THEME: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: HAZARD TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE
GUEST SPEAKER: DR. DAVID D. TOMMY – UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO) REPRESENTATIVE IN NIGERIA
VENUE: SHEHU MUSA YAR’ADUA CENTRE ABUJA
 
2ND ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
DATE: THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 2009
THEME: THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.
GUEST SPEAKER: PROF. A.S. SAMBO, FNSE, OON – DIRECTOR GENERAL, ENERGY COMMISSION OF NIGERIA
VENUE: SHEHU MUSA YAR’ADUA CENTRE ABUJA
 
3RD ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (25TH BRANCH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE) 
DATE: THURSDAY 17TH JUNE 2010
THEME: THE ROLE OF NSE ABUJA IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE FCT
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. MOHAMMED SANI ALHASSAN, FNSE, MFR – FORMER EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FCDA
VENUE: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER, ABUJA.
 
4TH ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (1ST ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE)
DATE: THURSDAY 16TH JUNE 2011
THEME: THE ROLE OF ADVANCED MICRO-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS
GUEST SPEAKER: PROF. BERNARD HON OF THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. UK
VENUE: CONFERENCE CENTER OF NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, ABUJA.
 
5TH ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (2ND ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE)
DATE: WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2012
THEME: INFRASTRUCTURE CONCESSION IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY
GUEST SPEAKER: DR. CARLOS HENRIQUE SIQUEIRA – A RENOWNED PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FROM CCR PONTE RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AMB. VINCENT A. OKONEDION, ESQ. – NIGERIAN AMBASSADOR TO BRAZIL
VENUE: LADI KWALI HALL, SHERATON HOTELS AND TOWERS ABUJA

6TH ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (3rd ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE)
DATE: Wed. 14th August, 2013
THEME: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FLOODING IN NIGERIA: THE ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE.
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. PROF. ONEMAYIN DAVID JIMOH, A Professor of Civil Engineering Fed. Uni. Of Tech Minna.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Anthony C. Anuforom , Director General/CEO Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet)
VENUE: SHEHU MUSA YAR’ADUA CENTRE ABUJA
 
7TH ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (4TH ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE)
DATE: Wed. 23RD JULY, 2014
THEME: ENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE POST HARVEST SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. PROF. AZIKIWE PETER ONWUALU, FNSE – FMR DG, RAW MATERIAL RESEARCH & DEV. COUNCIL
VENUE: MAIN AUDITORIUM NSE HQ ABUJA
ENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE POST HARVEST SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
 
8TH ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (5TH ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE)
DATE: Mon. 24th August, 2015
THEME: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT: A LADDER TO ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND SUSTAINABILTY 
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. PROF. M.S. HARUNA, FNSE, DG National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI
VENUE: MAIN AUDITORIUM NSE HQ ABUJA
 
9TH ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (6TH ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE)
DATE: Mon. 22nd August, 2016
THEME: THE POLICIES OF INCREASING POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION AND THE CHALLENGES FOR THE NATION
GUEST SPEAKER: ENGR. PROF. CHINEDU OSITADIMMA NEBO, CON, OON, FNSE – FORMER MINISTER OF POWER
VENUE: MAIN AUDITORIUM NSE HQ ABUJA
 
10TH ABUJA ENGINEERS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE (7TH ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE)
DATE: Thurs. 20th July, 2017
THEME: MENTORSHIP: KEY TO STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP 
GUEST SPEAKER: MR. LINUS OKORIE – PRESIDENT, GUARDIANS OF THE NATION INTERNATIONAL (GOTNI)
THE MAN: ENGR. CHARLES ANIWETA MBANEFO, FNSE
“Nwamulunanma Onitsha”
• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo, FNSE was born on 16th April,
   and shares the same birthday with Charlie Chaplin and Pope Benedict XVI.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is an old boy of the          prestigious College of the Immaculate Conception (CIC) Enugu (SEMPER FIDELIS)

• Did you know the Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is an alumnus of the  prestigious University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, where he graduated with a  Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Foundation  Engineering.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo began his distinguished and
distinctive engineering career as a pupil engineer with the Glamorgan County
Council, South Wale United Kingdom; that his rich experience in construction
was garnered at Michelle Construction UK and Collavino Incorporated
Construction, Ontario, Canada, while his ingenuity in design was acquired at
Thomas White Consulting UK, J R Richard Consulting Ontario Canada, and Trow
Ontario Canada; that he was also very conspicuous in the academic arena, and
was a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, Algonquin Poly, Ottawa,
Canada.

• Did you know that in 1979, the Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr.)
Shehu Idris, CFR, persuaded Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo to return to Nigeria
and contribute toward the development of the new Federal Capital Territory,
Abuja.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo joined the services of the
Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) as a Principal Engineer in 1982,
and served the nation meritoriously till his retirement as a Deputy Director in
2001.

• Did you know Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo supervised the construction of
some major districts and monumental edifices in the Federal Capital Territory;
that some of the projects in FCT that attest to his legendary engineering
prowess are – the Aso Villa, the National Assembly (design stage), the Supreme
Court, the Federal Secretariat, the National Stadium, the National Mosque, the
Transcorp Hilton, Maitama District, Garki II District, Jabi District (design stage),
and many others.

• Did you know that the original design of Maitama District had five bridges, but
when Engr. Mbanefo took charge as the Chief Resident Engineer for the project,
he, with his team, displayed a mastery and prolific engineering finesse by
removing four of the bridges, replacing them with culverts and underground
drainage; that they also introduced a dam along the Shehu Shagari Way which we
ply daily without noticing.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is the founding Chairman of
the Nigerian Society of Engineers Abuja Branch – the primus inter pares.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo served as Ex-Co Member of
NSE for four years 1988-1992.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo was elected as NSE 3rd Vice
President in 1992, and was the last 3rd Vice President before the amendment of
the constitution the same year; that in 1993, he was elected as one of the three
Vice Presidents under the new constitution, and was again re-elected as Vice
President in 1994 and 1995.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo was elected unopposed as NSE
Deputy President in 1996.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo, FNSE became the 21st
President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 1998, thereby maintaining his
family’s distinguished professional tradition just like his brothers – Amb. (Chief)
A.C.I. Mbanefo CON, MFR, FCA, the Odu III of Onitsha – Past President, Institute
of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and Arch. Frank Mbanefo, FNIA –
Past President, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA).

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is still very active in the
Nigerian Society of Engineers, and has been a member of the Council for 27
consecutive years.

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo holds the traditional title of
“Nwamulunanma Onitsha,” 

• Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo is an extraordinary
quintessential star in the intellectual firmament; a charismatic leader; an
epitome of a godly servant; an embodiment of an academic genius; an
encyclopaedia of maturity; a repository of wisdom; a monument of excellence; a
compendium of integrity; and a citadel of simplicity and humility.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE about this unusual personality of multiple and variegated credentials, be our guest at the 2018 ENGR. CHARLES MBANEFO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE.

 
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