ABUJA – Mr Mustapha Shehu, the President, Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), on Thursday, said the body was determined to promote infrastructure development in Africa.
He made the remark at a news conference organised by the new Executive Council of FAEO, elected during the World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Abuja.
Shehu took over from former FAEO President, Dr Martin Van Veelen of South Africa, who retired after his two-year tenure which expired in October.
The new FAEO president also reiterated the organisation’s determination toward innovative practice to boost infrastructure development in Africa.
He said engineering was key in the development of any nation and encouraged students in Africa to study engineering courses “so as to have verile contemporary African engineers that can compete with others anywhere in the world.”
He added that the African body was poised to improve the capacity of members for better performance. (NAN)