The Calabar, Cross River State Branch of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), has charged stakeholders to initiate mitigation measures that will cushion the effect of climate change.
It’s Chairman, Ndifon Agbiji, made the call yesterday in Calabar at this year’s World Engineering Day (WED) with the theme: Engineering For A Healthy Planet.
Agbiji said: “For us in Africa, the planet earth and engineering are for sustainable development and to make the society a better place. That is the focus of engineering.
“We are focusing on a healthy planet because, there are predictions and climate change is with us given the anthropogenic event around us including fossil fuels and land use practices in our catchment.
“So, we as engineers must live up to the responsibility of making the planet a healthy place by putting in place mitigation measures to ensure that through engineering practice we make the world a healthy place.
“For us as engineers, we are poised to make the world a better place through engineering,” he stated.