Julius Berger bags award for significant impact in engineering construction of Nigerian highways
January 31, 2023112 views0 comments
By Business AM
Nigeria’s leading construction firm, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, was recently awarded as the company for engineering construction of highways in Nigeria at the 2023 annual public lecture, awards ceremony and general meeting jointly organised by the Lagos branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Nigerian Institution of Highways and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE).
Adekunle Bello, the Lagos chapter chairman, NSE, in his welcome address said that the Awards ceremony was a recognition for professionals and corporate organisations who have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the engineering profession in different areas of the society.
The organisers, during the event held in Lagos, described Julius Berger as a company that is habitually, brilliantly benchmarking engineering professionalism in the country; always intentional and progressive in its policy to make life comfortable and easy for the Nigerian people through its project implementation plans, works and ancillary initiatives.
Adenuga Opanuga, chairman of the Lagos chapter,NIHTE, remarked that the construction firm among others is full of wisdom to make life comfortable for all by the way they professionally discharge their contractual responsibilities in their sector.
“We have been on with Julius Berger in the past three years and we have all along worked together for good,” he said.
Opanuga added that the frontline engineering construction company has made so much positive impact on lives in Nigeria, making it deserving of the unique award of “The Company for Engineering Construction of Highways in Nigeria”.
He praised the widening landscape for Nigerian professionals in engineering construction practice, saying that the pioneering, sustained and enduring efforts of Julius Berger largely accounted for the positive development.
“Our awardees are well respected, experienced, professionals, individuals, agents, companies and organisations who have made vital and important contributions in various fields of engineering, most especially, on highway and transportation engineering in Nigeria,” he concluded.
Speaking after receiving the award on behalf of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, leader of the company’s team to the event, Adegbenga Osunlana expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and the Nigerian Institution of Highways and Transportation Engineers, for deeming the company worthy of the award.
Osunlana also noted that Julius Berger has produced and continues to produce good and productive engineers who, according to him, are making their marks in their endeavours.‘
He mentioned Aramide Adeyoye, the current special adviser to the Lagos State governor on works and infrastructures, and Simeon Olayemi Alabi, the managing director of Prodeco Engineering Services, both former staff of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. making their marks in the larger society.