Greetings from the Chair

Prof. Ifeyinwa Achumba
Chair, IEEE Nigeria Section

Message for 2024: Embracing a Year of Innovation and Collaboration

Dear Valued IEEE Nigeria Section Members,

As we bid farewell to the past year and stand on the threshold of new possibilities, I extend my warmest wishes to each member of the IEEE Nigeria Section for a prosperous and joyful New Year.The year 2023 was filled with notable achievements, collaborative efforts, and disruptive contributions from our dynamic and diverse IEEE community. Together, we have advanced technology, inspired innovation, and encouraged a spirit of learning and sharing.

As we embark on the journey into 2024 and beyond, I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Let us continue to build on the foundation we’ve laid, embracing the principles of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and technological advancement.

In the coming year, I encourage each member to actively engage in IEEE activities, contribute to our vibrant community, and take advantage of the wealth of resources available to us. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a young engineer, your unique perspective and enthusiasm are vital to the continued success of our section.

Let us also strive to strengthen the bonds within our IEEE family. Through mutual support and collaboration, we can achieve even greater heights in our professional and personal endeavors. May the New Year bring you success in your pursuits, fulfillment in your endeavors, and joy in your interactions with fellow IEEE members. Together, let’s make 2024 a year marked by innovation, collaboration, and shared achievements.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the IEEE Nigeria Section. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year filled with growth, prosperity, and meaningful networks.

Warm regards,

Prof. Ifeyinwa Achumba, Chair – IEEE Nigeria Section

John Funso-Adebayo
Chair, IEEE Nigeria Section

Message for the Year - 2023

Of a truth, the race is not for the swift, battle not for the strong. If not for God’s grace, we are no where to be found. Words cannot express my sincere heartfelt gratitude to all of you distinguished members and executives of the IEEE Nigeria Section. The year 2022 is leaving and we are welcoming a new year 2023.

If I may suggest, 2022 should be named ‘the year of the go-getters’ while 2023 will be ‘the year of great exploits and establishments’. We have come a long way and we still have lots to do. We have won much trophies and we still have untouched regions. We have worked so hard and smart and we still have more strength in us to push further.

Let’s all stay together, stronger and we’ll climb unknown greater routes in our paths of destinies. I want to specially thank all of us and I pray may God keep us, family and friends through all that we do, the remaining hours left in 2022 and the new year 2023.

I’m very humbled, happy and fulfilled because you all participated in our activities.

Yours truly,

Engr. John Funso-Adebayo SMIEEE, FNSE

Chair, IEEE Nigeria Section

Message for the Year - 2022

If I mention names, walahi! I cannot exhaust what’s on my my mind…never will.
As I write this piece, all am praying for and focusing on is the ‘will to do and to give back to the community,
I raised my head in Frankfurt Hilton with my Nigerian team watching all-over, in pride and I spoke well, that…COVID came
but we’re more than conquerors in Nigeria!
We have surmounted all impossibilities to ensure that ‘technology is adequately and properly advanced for humanity, in our region!’

Wishing you all the best in the yuletide is not enough, I be on my knees praying for the future to sustain all the possibility rides
we have all made very possible…am not the Section Chair but am a listening Chair…I have created an environment to allow all and sundry to
understand what and how the IEEE is to their respective communities! That’s the only legacy I’m leaving behind.

I wish all of us Excos and Members of the IEEE Nigeria Section, much joy, greater peace and foundational progress in our life endeavours.

May the Peace of the Almighty that translates beyond measures rest and abide with you and yours, even at this time of the decade! Amen.

I truly and appreciate you for being there, always… Ese pupo! Please feel free to do more now, to Advance Technology for Humanity.

Engr. John Oyewole Olalere Ademola, Funso-Adebayo, FNSE, SMIEEE
Chair, IEEE Nigeria Section

Message for the Year - 2021

In 2020, the whole world battled COVID-19.
Though the pandemic increased existing humanitarian crises, and made living extremely painful and difficult, the IEEE Nigeria Section stood strong! We got ahead of crises and raised record numbers of Humanitarian Projects from IEEE HAC/SIGHT at the global Headquarters to help those most in need.

Also, we got the unflinching support of the IEEE Region 8 to proceed in advancing various technologies for Humanity. This is where we are now, we still need you to come out of your hiding places and let’s re-create our world, with new emerging innovations, using IEEE Tools and Resources.

Welcome to Y2021! A year of love, care and micro-volunteering in our locations!!

Message for the Year - 2020

Dear Colleagues,

 “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost

The year 2020 is here at last, it is the beginning of a new decade! A decade full of surprises in Innovation, Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Arts, and all new emerging trends in modern technologies. It is a year of great expectations across board, eventually we made it!

“You can never plan the future by the past.” —Edmund Burke

We, the IEEE Nigeria Section therefore, must only review the mistakes of the activities in the past for a better future, not only relishing on the past achievements. Looking at the ongoing events across the African Continent, as compared to the previous legacies, we can only state that it is better late than never. We have to catch up and surpass few if not all.

The IEEE Nigeria Section, established in 1978 and rejuvenated in the 90’s is better known for the best regional performance in all affinity groups and organized units of the IEEE, especially the Student Branches. This needs to be sustained as a matter of urgency, and this is how most of us were discovered, ‘gown to town’.

For the next 2 years, we intend achieving the following (s):

  • Taking You (members) Closer to the Industry.
    • Attracting and Supporting Students and Young Professionals.
    • Membership Drive 1-on-1.
    • Section Vitality (Volunteers, Activities of Chapters, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches) through direct Technical Engagement (s) and Humanitarian Activities.
    • Regular Feedback from You (members)
    • Challenges (with a focus on what support is required from the elected officers).