The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has nominated the Managing Director of Ibom Power Company Limited, Engr. Meyen Etukudo for its Fellowship award.
NSE said the nomination is in recognition of Engr. Etukudo’s contribution to the development of Engineers and Engineering in Nigeria.
Engr. Etukudo who is the Special Assistant (SA) on Power to Akwa Ibom State Governor has working experience that spans more than three decades in the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The nomination is coming at a time Engr. Etukudo supervised the completion of the 2 x 15MVA substation at 4-lane in Uyo which has ensured more than 18 hours of steady and quality power supply in parts of Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
He is currently supervising the construction of the 4th 132/33kV, 2 x 60MVA substation in Akwa Ibom state located at Ekim in Mkpat Enin LGA which will ensure steady and quality power supply to five concils – Mpat Enim, Onna, Ikot Abasi, Eastern Obolo and Orukanam.
A pioneer staff of National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP), Engr. Etukudo supervised the construction of several 330kV and 132kV lines inNigeria including the 72km 132kV DC T/L, Eket – Uyo –Itu; 80km 330kV DC T/L, Ikot Abasi – Ikot Ekpene; 277km 330kV DC T/L, Jos – Makurdi; 210km Makurdi – Enugu; 2 x 330kV DC T/L, Enugu (Ugwuagi) – Ikot Ekpene (161km each); 330kV Ikot Ekpene Switching station which is the biggest in the eastern states with 12 circuits; and the 144km 330kV DC T/L, Calabar – Ikot Ekpene – Aba.
He is the South-South Representative at the National Council on Power (NACOP) Task Team; a Member of West African Power Pool (WAPP) and International Lines.
The Ibom Power Chief Executive Officer has participated in several power, energy, and infrastructure development activities in the country and globally. He recently presented a Paper at the Frame 9E Users Conference by GE in Dubai. Another: “The Future of Electricity in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria” at the monthly meeting of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Uyo branch. He also presented a Paper: “Power Challenges in Nigeria” at the just concluded 3rd National Council on Power (NACOP) meeting held in Jos, Plateau State.
Engr. Etukudo Holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from The Polytechnic Calabar; a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Calabar and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calabar. He is the Convener of the Meyen Atta Ukpum Youth Empowerment Programme (MAUYEP) where he recently empowered 50 Akwa Ibomites in various trades and vocation.
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IBOM POWER CHIEF NOMINATED FOR ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP AWARD