NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED- CELEBRATING THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF UNEQUALED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE IN NIGERIA

NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED- CELEBRATING THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF UNEQUALED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE IN NIGERIA

NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited today, 10th of March 2022 Celebrates Thirty-Nine years of delivering value-based Electrical Engineering Projects in Nigeria.

NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited was established in 1983 as a domestic Electrical installation company; some 39 years ago.The company has grown into a fully fledged Electrical engineering construction company. The company’s activities span the whole of the power supply industry from high voltage transmission line construction, through substation erection to industrial installations. With a present staff strength of highly qualified and motivated personnel, the company is able to offer a broad range of services to her esteemed clients: from system studies through Engineering design using the latest software to handling complex Engineering construction works and maintenance.

All these years past, as one of Africa’s leading Engineering companies, NEWS Engineering has been able to help her customers to transmit and distribute Electrical power effectively and to increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way. From design through equipment and material selection to final commissioning and handover, quality is strictly monitored to ensure the due compliance with the quality standards of the company which has enabled the Company to deliver several complex works that required the highest levels of expertise and efficiency.

NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited is a recipient of a plethora of awards over the years, some of which includes the 2021 “Corporate Service Award of Excellence at the “CED Forum Awards”, “Tony Elumelu Nigeria50 Awards and Summit”, “Certificate of Commendation” from the erstwhile Power Holding Company of Nigeria amongst countless others just to name a few.

Corporate Service Award of Excellence 2021 Presented to NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited.

The mission and part of the long term goals is to continue to provide quality Electrical Construction, Maintenance Service and efficient Energy Solution delivered with passion, expertise, team work and relentless focus on customers satisfaction.With a proven record of delivering quality results on-time, the Company stands out as a choice partner for the coming years.

NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO NSE PRESIDENT

NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO NSE PRESIDENT

A delegation from NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer; Lady Josephine Nwaeze today paid a courtesy Visit to the President of Nigeria Society of Engineers, Engr. Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari-Wudil FNSE.


Lady Josephine congratulated the NSE President on his ascension to the peak of the NSE whilst also expressing her pleasure for the honor the company has to be part of his success story.
She consequently also didn’t hold back in commending the influence of the NSE President in the successful election of Engr. Oguntala Aina FNSE; first female Vice-president of NSE into office.
Amongst the Company’s major reason for the visit is to express her readiness to partner with the NSE in any way for the general advancement of the society.


Drawing his attention particularly to the provision of “Executive Order 5”, which was intended to give Nigerian Companies a more equitable ground in the awards of contracts and execution of contracts, she urged the President to be more intentional about seeing to the efficacy of this particular order which may in turn be part of his legacies in office.


Engr. Tasiu Gidari-Wudil FNSE appreciated the thoughtfulness of the visit, and particularly the thought process that went into the objective of the visit.
He eulogized NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited on her contributions to the industry and her long standing stature as it has become a major player in the Electrical Construction Industry over the years.
Addressing the points of discussion, Engr. Gidari-Wudil FNSE assured all that was present and listening that “Executive Order 5” is in motion and will undoubtedly be one of the bane of his tenure in office.
He Reiterated that the major problem with “Executive Order 5” has always been the gap on monitoring and implementation. 
He alluded that there are plans in motions already to meet with relevant authorities that will ensure that Local companies are prioritized, and which will allow NSE member and member companies categorized as “firms” to be in charge of Monitoring and Implementation of Executive Order 5 related policies.
In furtherance, the NSE President made mention of plans to bridge the gap between the Academia and Vocational branches of professional practice.


This includes allowing academicians, and lecturers alike to come into Engineering firms such as NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited and gain practical, hands-on experience which they would in turn take back to the classrooms for optimization and impartation of Knowledge. 
This he believes will improve the Technical Vocation and Training quality of craftsmen as a whole.
In addendum, he encouraged local companies to register with the NSE as “Firms” to make local companies much more eligible for the grand opportunities that are set to become available during his tenure in office.
Benefit of which amongst others includes allowing Local Companies to identify needs within communities and rural areas, and allowing these firms registered as companies to solve those problems with funds provided by the NSE as a means of giving back to the society. This will also aid those companies(firms) to write their names in the sands of time as the importance of Engineers in the society can never be over emphasized.The opportunity for local companies to be part of international delegates from the NSE would also be a major advantage in terms of opportunities and exposure.


Thanking NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited once more, Engr. Tasiu Sa’ad FNSE concluded by emphasizing that the Professionalism and welfare of the NSE members remains his priority.

NEWS 40/40 LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP PROGAMME

NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited proudly commemorates 40 years of groundbreaking contributions and forward momentum in the Nigerian electricity and construction industry. To mark this significant milestone, we announced the NEWS 40/40 Leadership Development Fellowship, a collaborative effort with the esteemed GOTNI Leadership Centre.

At NEWS Engineering, we firmly believe in the power of leadership to shape the future and drive progress. As a part of our commitment to fostering leadership excellence, we are especially dedicated to empowering young engineers who are vital contributors to the engineering field. The NEWS 40/40 Leadership Development Fellowship is a testament to this dedication, as it seeks to provide a platform for aspiring leaders to hone their skills and make a lasting impact on the industry.

We are excited to announce that the inaugural edition of the fellowship program took place from the 27th to the 28th of October, 2023, at the prestigious GOTNI Leadership Centre in Abuja. This two-day event brought together a diverse group of young engineering professionals, providing them with the opportunity to engage in transformative leadership training, networking, and knowledge exchange.

The NEWS 40/40 Leadership Development Fellowship is just one of the many ways we are working towards driving positive change within the engineering community and ensuring a brighter future for the industry. We look forward to the continued success of this program and the remarkable achievements of the emerging leaders it will nurture and empower. Together, we will shape the next 40 years of innovation and progress in engineering, and beyond.

NEWS ENGINEERING @ 40

NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited was founded in 1983 i.e., 40years ago as a domestic electrical installation company. In the lead-up to its formal incorporation, NEWS (Nwaeze Electrical Works and Services) primarily engaged in domestic and small office wiring. The company has now grown into a full-fledged engineering company with activities spanning the entire power supply industry ranging from generation, transmission, and distribution through conventional electricity supply. 

Over the four-decade life of the company, we have gained an excellent reputation through our dedication and commitment to deliver best quality services and products. We deliver projects in an efficient, professional, and timely manner. Our main goal is to devote our resources to achieve customers’ satisfaction.

NEWS Engineering has gained extensive experience in the construction of transmission substations, distribution networks and solar mini-grid projects within the 6 geo-political zones of Nigeria and have the capability to finance and handle large scale projects.

The company expanded its line when it opened its headquarters and main yard at Dawaki, FCT Abuja in 2002, at this point the NEWS manufacturing team was assembled to produce concrete poles (pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete electric poles) for distribution lines and electric panels, both AC and DC. 

However, with the celebration of success, we must also acknowledge the challenges faced in sustaining the legacies of the company. It is not always a straightforward path. The passing of time brings with it the need for adaptation, embracing technological advancements, and grooming the next generation of leaders. NEWS Engineering Nigeria Limited has not only faced these challenges but has thrived despite them, a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the company was when in 2006, Lady Josephine assumed the role of NEWS Engineering’s new MD/CEO after the untimely passing of Sir C.O Nwaeze, the founder of the company.  

NEWS Engineering has become a shining example of a Nigerian success story. Existing for 40 years is an achievement we can all be proud of, and it stands as a symbol of excellence and innovation in the field of electrical engineering and construction. The company has not only illuminated Nigeria but also inspired future generations to dream big and work diligently toward their goals.

In line with promoting environmental sustainability and promotion of clean energy, News Engineering has transitioned into the development of renewable energy projects. The company is a solar energy developer, specialized in the design, construction, and management of solar power projects. The company focuses on the development of large-scale solar energy systems, using state-of-the-art technology to harness the power of the sun and convert it into clean, renewable energy for underserved and unserved community that don’t’ enjoy power from the grid. 

Recently, the company established NEWS CONSULTS, a training and consulting division of NEWS.  NEWS CONSULTS is specialized in providing high-quality and comprehensive services in Power and Renewable consultancy, Engineering & ICT Solutions, Project Management, Water and Sanitation Management, Transaction Advisory, Training Services and General Contracting.

NEWS CONSULTS has successfully conducted a series of training programs for private and corporate clients. These programs covered diverse topics, including Artificial Intelligence and Productivity, Project Management, Communication and Proposal Writing, Strategic Leadership for Managers, and more.

As we celebrate this incredible milestone, we reflect on the past, appreciate the present, and look forward to the future with optimism and determination. Our journey is a beacon of hope, reminding us that with vision, perseverance, and a commitment to excellence, we can overcome any obstacle and continue to light up Nigeria for generations to come.

HIGH-LEVEL STAKEHOLDERS FORUM ON NIGERIA ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM.

As a key player in the Power Sector and a major Developer of the NEP Projects, our Managing Director/CEO, Lady Josephine Nwaeze FNSE, and the Legal Adviser/Executive Assistant of the Company, Barr. Ezekiel Ameh, attended the “High-Level Stakeholders Forum on Nigeria Electrification Program (NEP)” on the 19th of May, 2023. The event, organized by the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), was themed CELEBRATING THE SUCCESSES OF THE NIGERIA ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM AND CHATTING THE WAY FORWARD.

The participation in this event demonstrates the company’s commitment to advancing the course of renewable and clean energy in Nigeria as well as the dedication to staying informed and engaged with the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. This event provides valuable insights into the industry’s current state, upcoming opportunities, and policy developments.

NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED has continued to showcase Its dedication to staying at the forefront of industry trends and fostering relationships with industry professionals. Moreover, the Company has decades of legacy in actively contributing to shaping policies and initiatives that will benefit the national economy and advance its own business objectives.

The High-level Stakeholders Engagement had in attendance various renewable energy professionals, Renewable Energy Companies, NEP Developers as well as the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) represented by the Nigeria Electrification Program. In his Opening Address, the President of REAN thanked all present for their attendance and highlighted the various efforts and initiatives of the Association. He further acknowledged and appreciated the immense efforts and achievements of NEP in furtherance of its mandates.

In his own address, Mr. Abba Aliyu, The head, Project Management Unit (PMU) of Nigeria Electrification Program (NEP) appreciated the effort of the stakeholders in contributing to the Successes recorded so far by the Nigeria Electrification Program (NEP). He further acknowledged the immense efforts of his predecessors and Staff of PMU, stating that he only came on board when the achievements have been made.

Speaking further on behalf of the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA) who was unavoidably absent, Mr. Abba Aliyu gave various sectorial reports and strategic updates in respect of issues falling within the purview of NEP.

During the interactive session, stakeholders shared their experiences participating in NEP programs and applauded the efforts of the NEP/PMU Staff in guiding them through stringent pre-qualification requirements.

Major suggestions made included the need to advise funding agencies like World Bank to review the unnecessary financial requirements for qualifying for projects and for a certain percentage of projects to be reserved for local companies as a matter of policy.

The common understanding was that such policy would have the effect of promoting local businesses which are the drivers of the national economy.

OUR MD/CEO, LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE FNSE, THE HEAD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT OF NEP, MR. ABBA ALIYU AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.
OUR MD/CEO, LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE FNSE AND THE HEAD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT OF NEP, MR. ABBA ALIYU.

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP CONFERMENT LECTURE AND CEREMONY. BY LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE , FNSE.

About an historic Monday the 1st of May, 2023 when our MD, Lady Josephine Nwaeze was designed with a Honorary Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers! The first of its kind, making it a truly groundbreaking achievement. The event was epic with the gracious presence of the President, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari Wudil, FNSE, the Past President, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, HR. ENGR. Otis Anyaeji FSNE, FAEng, KtSGG who gave the Conferment Lecture, Esteemed Fellows and members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and our distinguished clients.

Just as the theme “Navigating Business Risks in a Volatile Business Environment: Survival Strategies for Private Businesses” spells out, we, at News Engineering Nigeria Limited have experientially mastered the act of taming the waves of trial in the Engineering industry.

Looking back, we remember the countless hours our MD, Lady Josephine Nwaeze spent driving innovation and excellence in our engineering projects, and this recognition is a testament to her unwavering commitment to the engineering field and her invaluable contributions to the industry.

After her Conferment, our MD, Lady Josephine Nwaeze reaffirmed her commitment to work more assiduously in promoting excellence in the Engineering field and contributing to the progress of our dear Country, Nigeria and the World at large.

There were plethora influx of good will messages from diverse distinguished personalities both within and outside the industry such as;

a) Akinlolu T. Kehinde, SAN, FCI.arb.

b) Prof. Jerry Gana, CON

c) Henry Oji Nwaeze

d) Senator Liyel Imoke, CON

e) Engr. Okoye Ugochukwu Henry, MNSE FNIEE, Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers.

f) Barrister Chris Ezem, Secretary to Abia State Government.

g) Hon. Elisha Attai, Founder, African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO)

h) Engr. Abdullahi Kassim (FNSE), Executive Director, Generation, NDPHC

i) Abba Aliyu, Head, Project Management Unit, Nigeria Electrification Project. and lots more.

This achievement has indeed set a new standard for our company and reinforced our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in engineering. We are grateful for our MD, Lady Josephine Nwaeze’s leadership and vision, and we are excited to continue building on the foundation she has set for us and we are honored to have you leading us into the future.

Coincidentally, it was not just a day for her conferment alone but also the birthday of our ever committed MD/CEO, Lady Josephine Nwaeze who was serenaded afterwards, by the renowned talented artist, Timi Dakolo. She was overwhelmed as it was a night with packs of joy overflow for her and the entire staff of News Engineering Nigeria Limited.

Long live News Engineering Nigeria Limited, Long live the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

MD/CEO, LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE FNSE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, Engr. Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari-Wudil FNSE, MRS. Oluchi Emenike, DIRECTOR OF NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED AND THE MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIA SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
MD/CEO, LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE, FNSE, ON THE STAGE FOR THE PROPER CONFERMENT.
DURING THE WELCOME ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT/ CHAIRMAN IN-COUNCIL, ENGR. TASIU SA’AD GIDARI-WUDIL, FNSE
MD/CEO, LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE, FNSE AND THE ENTIRE MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS.
MD/CEO, LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZ, FNSE, SET ON THE STAGE FOR THE CONFERMENT.
MD/CEO LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE, FNSE CHEERED BY THE CROWD.
MD/CEO LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE, FNSE.
MD/CEO, LADY JOSEPHINE NWAEZE, FNSE, SERENADED BY TIMI DAKOLO.

NIGERIA-JAPAN BUSINESS FORUM

NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED was nominated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Nigerian Delegates at the recently concluded Nigeria-Japan Business Forum.

The event which held in Tokyo, Japan from the 23rd January 2023 to 28th January 2023 had in attendance top business shots of diverse sectors from Nigeria and Japan as well as Ministers, Ambassadors, Heads of various Government Agencies among others.

Representing NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED in the event were five delegates comprising of the Managing Director/CEO Lady Josephine Nwaeze, the Company’s Director of Operation, Emmanuel Nwaeze, a Board Member, Mrs Josephine Emenike, the Legal Adviser and Executive Assistant, Ezekiel Ameh and the Business Development Manager, Mr. Henry Akoji.

The Managing Director was granted audience at the event and she addressed the delegates on the Company’s overwhelming achievements since inception to date as well as the investment prospects in the company.

Her presentation attracted a lot of foreign investors who secured her disposition for a discussion on their possible investments and partnerships. She was also approached by some Nigerian Businesses and funding Agencies. In deed, the Managing Director of the Company and her team spent the major part of their time in Japan on business meetings and investment discussions.

Lady Josephine Nwaeze, a serial entrepreneur has no doubt brought NEWS ENGINEERING NIGERIA LIMITED to the front stage of Renewable Energy sector in the country and in diaspora.

The Company is no doubt making waves in the Nigerian and the African business stage and now this brave Leader is pushing her way into foreign business scenes. She had spent the past few years attending foreign business fora and other investment summits held worldwide.

The Company haven been incorporated in 1983 and now 40 years, this year 2023. It is a great feat for private business in Africa to transition through decades and it is evident that a new phase of this great Company is unfolding before our eyes.

News Engineering Nigeria Limited is never backing down on the quest for success and absolute uniqueness in its dealings as it launches into yet a glorious height.

OUR MD/CEO
News Engineering Delegates with Potential Interest Partners in the Company.
Our MD/CEO during her Presentation at the Forum
Our MD/CEO with the Managing Director of Zenith Carex Logistics and the Director Economic, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Our MD/CEO during her Presentation at the Forum
Our MD/CEO with Hajia Saratu Umar Executive Secretary/ CEO of Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission
Our MD/CEO with the Directors of the Company
Our MD/CEO with Mr. Mansour Diagne, the Overseas Division Chief Director of Univergy Solar at the Forum after the Discussing Business Partnership.
News Engineering Delegates with Potential Interest Partners in the Company

NIGERIA SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS (NSE) PANEL DISCUSSION

On the 19th of April 2023, Our MD/CEO, Lady Josephine Nwaeze in company of; Mrs. oluchi Emenike (Director, Business Development and Communication), Barrister Ezekiel Ameh (Executive Assistant), Engr. Henry Akoji ( Business Development Manager) and Dauda Saudat I. ( P.R.O/Legal Assistant) represented the Company at the Nigeria Society of Engineers, Maitama Branch. A panel discussion where she delivered her speech on industrialization. The event brought together leading experts, engineers, and industry players to discuss and share their views on bridging the gap between Industrialization, Research and Infrastructure Development in Nigeria.

Our Managing Director delivered an insightful and thought-provoking speech, highlighting the importance of industrialization in the economic development of Nigeria. She emphasized that industrialization is crucial in creating employment opportunities, reducing poverty, and promoting sustainable economic growth. She also discussed the challenges facing industrialization in Nigeria, such as inadequate infrastructure, inconsistent policies, and lack of access to finance.

During the panel discussion, our Managing Director emphasized the importance of collaboration between the private and public sectors to create a conducive environment for industrialization. She also encouraged engineers to explore innovative technologies and solutions that can drive industrialization in Nigeria.

The event was a success, and our Managing Director’s speech received positive feedback from the audience as the panel discussion provided a platform for industry players to exchange ideas and explore practical solutions that can drive industrialization in Nigeria. It was also an opportunity for our company to showcase her commitment to promoting industrialization in Nigeria.

In conclusion, the Nigeria Society of Engineers, Maitama Branch, Maiden Edition was a valuable platform for industry players to exchange ideas and explore practical Solutions as the case may be.

Our MD/CEO showcasing her award.
The NSE President presenting the award to our MD/CEO.
Our MD/CEO with the NSE key members.

ECREE AWARD

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is an institution that was established to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the ECOWAS region.

ECREEE is a specialized institution of thStatese Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) and was established in 2010 with the objective of promoting sustainable energy development in the ECOWAS region. The center aims to increase access to energy, reduce energy poverty, and promote economic development through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

One of the key events organized by ECREEE to promote sustainable energy development in the region is the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF). ESEF is an annual event that brings together stakeholders in the energy sector to discuss sustainable energy development in the region. The event provides a platform for policymakers, regulators, investors, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas, share experiences, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

The ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) held its 2022 edition in Abuja, Nigeria, from the 31st of October to the 1st of November. The theme for the event was “Towards a Sustainable Energy Transition in ECOWAS”. The forum was attended by stakeholders from across the ECOWAS region and beyond.

At the event, our Company, News Engineering Nigeria Limited was decorated with an award as the Rural Electrification Champion for her special contributions towards a sustainable energy development in the ECOWAS region.

The award ceremony was one of the highlights of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) and was attended by policymakers, regulators, investors, and other stakeholders in the energy sector. The award is a testament to the important role that individuals and organizations play in promoting sustainable energy development in the ECOWAS region.

In conclusion, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is an important institution that is playing a key role in promoting sustainable energy development in the ECOWAS region.

News Engineering Nigeria Limited haven been awarded as the Rural Electrification Champion of the year, is striving to do more and setting the pace in the Power sector both in Nigeria and across the globe.

CED FORUM AWARD

At the 2021 Construction and Engineering Digest (CED)Forum Award, the MD/CEO, Lady Josephine Nwaeze ably represented and received the Corporate Service Award of Excellence on behalf of the Company. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team of employees of the company.

The award highlights our commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients and customers. In this spirit of success, we strive to exceed expectations everyday as this award is also a reminder that our efforts have not gone unnoticed.

The Corporate Service Award of Excellence.
The MD/CEO, Lady Josephine Nwaeze, as the cover of the CED Magazine.
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