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As part of measure towards promoting gender equality, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has welcomed an education initiative by Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), aimed at encouraging more female children to study engineering, the idea of which was said would bring both human and emotional touch to the profession.
How, corporation stated that it was ready to collaborate with the group, who is championing the course, to encourage female children to study engineering.
The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who commended members of the association for demystifying engineering profession as a male job, said that female engineers bring human and emotional touch to the profession by making sure that every engineering design has a human face.
Speaking during a courtesy visit of the group to the corporation’s office in Abuja on Tuesday,Baru said female engineers give a good account of themselves in oil and gas industry, assuring that, the corporation would continue to partner APWEN in the quest to take Engineering to a higher heights.
The NNPC’s boss stated that the corporation would continue to encourage female engineers in the employ of the corporation to participate in the activities of APWEN, with assurance that qualified children would be sponsored to take part in the forthcoming investiture of the association.
“We have female engineers in the rigs, gas stations, refineries and most of our technical services. A female engineer is, indeed, involved in proffering solution to the recent fuel queues. They deliver whenever they are called upon to do so.
“NNPC is very much committed to the Engineering profession because it is the bedrock of our activities,” Baru noted.
On her part, President, APWEN, Felicia Agubata, who led national executive committee and the Abuja Chapter of the association on the visit, described NNPC as pinnacle and enabler of the Nigerian economy
She commended NNPC for providing fuel for the national economy and expressed the readiness of the association to work with the corporation to encourage the study of engineering among female children