Engr. Kings Adeyemi of the Technical Standards and Network Integrity (TSNI) Department of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has been installed as the Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE).

Adeyemi, an Engineer and Principal Manager at NCC, was installed as the 19th Chairman of the Institute yesterday at the Institute’s ceremony in Abuja.

The installation of Adeyemi has excited the NCC, especially the Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who described Adeymi installation as the right choice, saying NCC always encourages and supports staff to join professional bodies and participate in the activities of those professional bodies.

Danbatta, who was the Chairman of the ceremony and was represented by the Director, TSNI at NCC, Bako Wakil, said Adeyemi had been afforded opportunities by the Commission to attend several pieces of training both locally and Internationally over the years.

He believes that having attended various training, Adeyemi is robustly equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable him to competently take the institute to a greater height.

“Electrical and electronic engineers play significant roles across all segments of the telecom industry. At the NCC in particular, electrical and electronic engineers play crucial roles in the delivery of our regulatory mandates. Some of these include spectrum management and administration, designing the framework for technical standards and quality of service parameters, monitoring of those parameters, device authorisation or equipment type approval, and much more,” the EVC said.

Danbatta also urged the Institute to rise up and take a major role in the era of emerging technologies such as blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, Big Data analysis, among others.

Meanwhile, in his earlier address, Adeyemi listed agenda for his administration to include inter-profession collaborations, stakeholders engagements, relationship with international professional bodies and smart strategic management plan as well as continuous professional development to ensure that electrical engineers set the pace in the face of emerging technologies as they unfold.

The NIEEE is a highly regarded division in the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) family especially because it is so dynamic and has brought the NSE so much honour.


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