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Prof. Akinade Olatunji, the President of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)

NMGS confers fellowship on 6 professors

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By Martha Agas

The Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) has conferred fellowship on six professors and others in the Geosciences field.

The President of the society, Prof. Akinade Olatunji, said that the conferment was in recognition of their contributions and impact on the field of geosciences.

Speaking at the award and dinner ceremony, Olatunji congratulated the awardees on their feat, stating that the conferment was highly competitive and the highest honour in the society.

“The fellowship is a big deal because 17 applied but only 14 got,“ he said.

He urged the new fellows to continue with their good works in the sector and to serve as an inspiration to their colleagues as well as the younger generations through their dedication and zeal.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the professors include: Suyi Fadiya of the Obafemi Awolowo University; Philip Shekwolo, Director of Operations, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project and Saka Opeloye of the Federal University of Technology, Akure;

Others are Ibrahim Goni of the University of Maiduguri; Chukwuemeja Akaolisa of the Federal University of Technology Owerri and a post humous to Akinlolu Abimbola of the University of Ibadan.

The governor of Plateau, Caleb Mutfwang; the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba and Abdulfatai Gambari, Chief Executive Officer of Kursi investment ltd. were also conferred as honorary fellows.

NAN further reports that other fellows are: Adoyi Ochigbo; Israel Ojeyinka; Mathew Oyedokun; Olufunke Omidiran; Mayowa Lawrence; Kulu Pani; Sabina Agamah and Isaac Okorie.

Speaking on behalf of the fellows, Mayowa Lawrence thanked the society for finding them worthy of honour, assuring that they would continue to serve the NMGS to ensure its advancement to greater heights.

Awards were also presented for the best presentations at the technical sessions, young geoscientists/miners, entrepreneurship and for the best students among others.

The conference with theme “Emerging Global Perspectives, Trends and Sustainable Development of Minerals and Energy resources” will end on Friday. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Gabriel Yough

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