Greetings from the Chair

John Funso-Adebayo
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).