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Dr Khadiri Hamza to deliver 2012 NICE Distinguished Annual Lecture

When you are where you should be, you wont miss what is yours.... Sometimes, it is good to be there than be informed...  

Over time, people have wonder why the massive investment in roads, bridges and why government so much on infrastructures. They have wondered why some of these money going to contractors are not simply shared among poor people; they have wondered what impact these roads and bridges will have on them.  In answering these, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers have dedicated this year Annual Distinguished Lecture to address this issue. 

Come July 5th 2012, all roads lead to Lagos Airport Hotel as engineers, investors, and general public converges to meet policy makers and hear from our Engr Dr. Kadir Hamza, the Lagos State Commissioner for works and infrastructures. The event will also be used to honour the man who have contributed immensely to science, engineering and technology over the years.

Dr Hamza will deliver a technical presentation on “Road and Bridges as Infrastructures: Economic impact on Lagos state” to the assembly of engineers, academia, policy makers, and associate professionals among others. Expected to chair the occasion is Mr. Elias Saad, the Chairman of HITECH construction limited and in attendant will be other dignitaries drawn from both private and public sector.

Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat is a product of the University of Ibadan where he graduated with B.Sc. Honours, Second Class Upper Division in Agricultural Engineering (1986) and M.Sc. in Crop Processing Engineering (1988). He thereafter proceeded to the famous Silsoe College, Cranfield University, England where he obtained a Ph.D. in System Process Engineering in 1992. To his credit, he was the first student to complete his doctoral degree within three years in his Department at Cranfield. He also holds a certificate in Computer/Windows Programming (1995) of the Baruch College, City University of New York, USA.

A professional engineer, thorough-bred systems integrator, seasoned administrator and consummate  manager of men and materials, Engr. Dr. Hamzat has had over two decades of work experience in diverse areas of engineering practice including project management, computer networking, enterprise system assessment, engineering system design and implementation. He has, during this period, held enviable positions in different world-class international organizations, including the following:
  • Human Resources Administration Case Manager, City of New York, USA, March 1993 – January 1996.
  • Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle, New York, USA – February 1995 – January 1997.
  • Associate Director, Desktop/System Support, RTP Consulting Services,  New York, USA – Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle, New York, USA – January 1996 – June 1997.
  • Consultant on System and Infrastructural Upgrade, Citibank NA/Compaq Computer Services, New York, USA, June 1997 – September 1999.
  • Adjunct Professor, CTA Programme, Columbia University, New York, USA, September 1998 – June 2000.
  • Vice-President, Core Technology Support Group, Merrill Lynch Inc., New York, USA, October 1999– July 2002.
  • Senior Associate, PC Engineering, Morgan Stanley Inc., New York, USA, July 2002– March 2005.
  • CIO and Group Head, IT Strategy, Oando Plc., Lagos, Nigeria, March – July, 2005.
In recognition of his versatility and global experience in engineering practice and ICT development and deployment, Engr. Dr. Hamzat was appointed the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Science and Technology, Lagos State in August 2005, a position he held with distinction till June 2011. Thereafter, he was reappointed Honourable Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola Administration on the 4th of July, 2011. He is happily married and the union is blessed with children.

Members are cordially invited to this great occasion as it offers opportunity to, not only hear from the horse-mouth, but also contribute to the issues on ground while also opening avenue for professional networking among one another.

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at the event come July 2012 at Lagos Airport Hotel Ikeja (Oranmiyan Hall) 10 a.m. prompt..

Let us celebrate our profession…

Attendant is free!


Isqil Najim

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