She and some other executives were inaugurated during an event themed ‘Construction industry transformation and digital divide – Bridging the ICT gap’.
While delivering her acceptance speech, she said APWBN has less than 500 members on its register, and that it planned to follow up on its membership strength at higher institutions, government ministries and agencies, construction/ manufacturing companies.
The new president said, “We shall be driving force for encouraging girls to study and ultimately practice building technology because so many of them cannot distinguish between building technology and engineering.
“Career talks to target age groups and catchment areas will be imbibed, with greater emphasis placed on local authorities and public schools.
“To be remarkable in this area, we shall seek sponsorships for financially disadvantaged girls who have passion to study building technology.”
She said the association would ensure the empowerment programmes for women, artisans and welfare of its members, and also institute awards for innovation and contributions of APWBN members to the development of the association and other supporters of its vision.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who was the special guest of honour, congratulated the new chairperson of APWBN.
She said the theme of the event was apt, adding that the different sectors in the economy, including the construction sector, required digital transformation.
Sanwo-Olu said it was also important for women who were given the opportunity to serve to prove themselves remarkably with a difference.
She urged the newly inaugurated executives to come up with solutions to help to address challenges confronting the building sector in Nigeria.
The National President, Nigerian Institute of Builders, Mr Kunle Awobodun, said the construction industry needed transformation and was at the threshold of disruption.
He said, “The disruption is for better and in the way we do things. The disruption however will come with challenges.”
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