NIGCOMSAT MD first female to deliver Herbert Macaulay Memorial Lecture

THIS (Sundiata Post) -is contained in a statement issued in Nsukka on Tuesday by Prof Emenike Ejiogu, Dean, UNN Faculty of Engineering.
Ejiogu explained that HMML was established in 1978 by the Faculty
to honour and preserve the memory of Herbert Macaulay, an Engineer and Nigeria’s foremost nationalist.
According to the statement, the lecture will hold on May 4, at the Nsukka campus of the university.
He said that Egerton-Idehen, an engineer of high repute, will be the first female to deliver the lecture 46 years after memorial lecture was established.
The dean disclosed that Prof. Joseph Terlumun, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, would chair the annual lecture.
He said that Terlumun was an alumnus of UNN, where he bagged both Masters and PhD Degrees in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
The dean disclosed that one of the highlights of 2024 HMML would be the handover of a magnificent multipurpose three-floor edifice to the Faculty built by class of 1985 engineering known as AGBEBI 85 CLASS.
“The groundbreaking ceremony was performed by the Vice Chancellor of UNN, Prof Charles Igwe on October 8, 2020.
“The completed building has modern classrooms, offices for lecturers, administrative staff and conference hall at the top floor offers, a venue for academic discourse, seminars, symposiums among other things.
“Major Gen. Okechukwu Ugo (Rtd) is the Project Coordinator of the building while Mr Chidozie Eze and Mr Christopher Odo experienced engineers, supervised the structure from inception to the end to ensure adherence to quality control and specification,” he said.(NAN)