Abuja—The President of Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Prof. Muhammed Ajiya was a special guest at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN) Conference.
APWEN is a non-governmental organization established as a catalyst for advancing the professional development of female engineers, technologists and scientists.
The organization also inspires young girls in STEM education by sponsoring competitions and mentoring engineering students through seminars and conferences in a bid to retain them in the profession.
This year’s conference tagged “Just energy transition strategy in Africa: An enabler for sustainable development in Nigeria” was held on Tuesday at Sandralia Hotel, Jabi, Abuja.
According to a statement by DBI’s spokesman, Akin Ogunlade, Ajiya was one of the few special guests at the conference alongside other dignitaries like the Hon. Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Olorunnibe Mamora and Governor of Gombe State, Alh. Muhammadu lnuwa Yahaya.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, the President of APWEN; Dr. Elizabeth Jumoke Eterigho stated that the reason Nigeria’s government launched an Energy transition plan was for the country to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all its 200 million people by the year 2030.
More so, to achieve net-zero by the year 2060 through massive investment in oil, gas, solar and other modern energy technologies such as hydrogen and electric vehicles.
Meanwhile, the DBI Chief Executive was accompanied to the conference by Ogunlade and another staff, Temidayo Olaoye.