The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) urged President Bola Tinubu to give female engineers a chance to revive the country’s failing refineries.
Atinuke Owolabi, the newly-elected chairman of the APWEN Lagos Chapter, made the request at the organization’s public lecture and annual general meeting in Ikeja on Saturday.
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Owolabi assured that female engineers spread across the various arms of the profession could fix the refineries within a year.
According to her, “any nation aspiring for development must empower its indigenous engineers and manpower.”
She added that women naturally have the ability to be exceptional managers and that their skills should be utilised in the construction of important infrastructure like highways.
According to Owolabi, Nigeria should lessen its reliance on foreign experts and offer indigenous engineers who are just as skilled as their colleagues from outside a chance.