On Saturday 30th November, 2019, the IEEE Nigeria Section held a Technical and Administrative Meeting at Anchor University, Lagos.

Courtesy Visit to the Vice Chancellor

Firstly, the Executive members of IEEE Nigeria Section paid a Courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of the University. The delegation was led by Engr. Tunde Salihu and Engr. Isaac Adekanye. Seeing the visitors, the Vice Chancellor- Prof. Joseph Afolayan was filled with joy and thanked the IEEE Nigeria Section Executives for finding his Institution worthy of hosting the Section meeting. He further stressed on the importance of a strong collaboration between IEEE and Anchor University.

Reacting to the above, Engr Tunde Salihu and Dr. Kingsley Ukaoha informed the management of Anchor University, that IEEE Nigeria Section is ever ready for collaboration.

Technical Meeting

The First Technical paper was presented by the Vice Chancellor. He gave a talk on the:  Technical Partnership of Engineering and mathematics. In his words, he declared that, “if there is a divorce between these fields, technology will cease to exist”. He concluded his presentation by stating that; IEEE is an organization that is championing the partnership of the fields to ensure rapid development of technology, as it is involved in the making of several technological standards.

IEEE Nigeria Section TAM at Anchor University
The VC of Anchor University, delivering a lecture.

Immediately after that, Engr. Tunde Salihu took time to make a presentation on the utilization of renewable energy for electricity.

Finally for the Technical meeting, Dr. Julius Odili (Head, Department of Mathematics, Anchor University) made a presentation on: Breaking New Frontiers In Computing in the 21st Century.  He started his presentation by saying that Computing is one of the Top five professions in the world. He highlighted: Autonomous, Green, Cooperative and Economic Computing, as some of the trending computing technologies.

IEEE Nigeria Section TAM at Anchor University.
Dr Julius Odili presents a paper.

The technical session of the meeting was closed with lots of interesting questions and suggestions that were part of the open discussions. The Vice Secretary Engr. Wale Alonge gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the IEEE executives to the University management for the enabling environment offered to IEEE Nigeria Section.

For statistical checks, there were more than 150 participants. Notable IEEE volunteers at the event were: Engr. Azuka Ofogu (Chair, Communication Society), Reginald Ogu (Webmaster for the Section) and Ugomma Ogu. Various SB volunteers from institutions across the country. The meeting was moderated by Dr. Kingsley Ukaoha.

Administrative Meeting

  • Engr Isaac Adekanye gave an update about IEEE SIGHT projects.
  • Engr. Tunde Salihu gave an update on the recent concluded general elections.
  • Azuka Ofogu gave a report on the activities of the Communication Society in the IEEE Nigeria Section.

At the end of the meeting, six staff members of the University (including the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy) joined IEEE. In addition to this, eleven students joined IEEE as student members.