The new President of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Nigeria chapter, Mr Stephen Udezi has promised to increase the membership of the chapter in his tenure.
Udezi was sworn in as the tenth president at a bi-monthly general meeting of the chapter which held at Tokyu Grand Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Saturday, July 15.
Speaking to Safety Record Newspaper on his vision for the chapter, the new president also promised to build on the legacies of his predecessor, Mr Herbert Nwaka in order to move the chapter forward.
He said, “ASSE Nigeria Chapter is 10 years this 2017 and being the 10th President of the chapter, I wish to continue with all existing plans of my past president.
“I will maintain and increase membership, with more refined technical sessions that would build capacity of members during our bi-monthly meetings that would be held in various states in Nigeria.”
The new president added that he would equally drive safety compliance in Nigeria and sensitise older Nigerians on the need to follow procedures, while educating younger ones in schools on safety and the dangers of drug abuse.
“We will use our partnership with the FRSC, NDLEA and other international agencies to drive enlightenment and awareness campaign and more.
“This all would be concluded with a Professional Development Conference in March 2018 where a firm position will be taken by the chapter and issued as best practices to adhere to in Nigeria,” he added.
Udezi, a seasoned HSE professional and consultant, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Edo State University (now Ambrose Alli University) and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from Delta State University.