May 28, 2024

Engineering Interns Visit Lagos Ferry Service

Engineering Interns Visit Lagos Ferry Service

From left: Captain, Lagos State Ferry Service, Adaraju Ebine; deputy governor, Engineering Resource Academy, Esther Adebayo; Head of Operation, Lagos State Ferry Service, Engr. Amos Semasa; Founder, Engineering Resource Academy, Engr Dr Lola Adetona; Exco member, ERA, Ibrahim Sonibare; during a courtesy visit of the Interns of Engineering Resource Academy to the Lagos State Ferry Service on Wednesday

…As Founder Commends Lagos State Government for Good Work

The founder, Engineering Resource Academy, Engineer Dr Omolola Adetona (FNSE FNICE) on Wednesday, 1st of May, 2024 visited Lagos State Ferry Service at Falomo with the ERA interns.

Speaking about the purpose of the visitation, Dr Adetona stated, the need for the interns to gain maximum experience with some of the partnering organizations, usually, after their graduation at higher institutions. The Academy trains them for three weeks in which different experienced facilitators in civil , mechanical, electrical engineering etc teach them and also share their experience as elders in the construction industry.

Afterwards, the interns are posted for six months on the site training with partnering organizations where they will be under the tutelage of a senior engineer, if the organization are satisfied with their performance during this period, they could employ them permanently.

Engr Amos Semasa addressing the interns

Engr Adetona noted, this is the 5th set of interns that will pass through the academy,having previously gotten four sets of the previous interns permanently employed.
Furthermore, the founder appraised all partnering organizations for their continuous support.

She further stated, some of the interns wished to explore the waterways more due to what they experienced during the water cruise while some others are willing to specialize in water transportation,
About seven interns came from the north where they don’t have such waterways in their environment, this visit changed their mindset

During the boat cruise, we saw some concrete slabs, piling works as a retaining wall etc
She added that civil engineering also includes water way construction and transportation so we’ are exploring this and opening up their minds to see the diversification in construction.

She therefore expressed appreciation to management of Lagos State Ferry Service for the boat cruise.
According to her, the boats were clean, the breeze was beautiful, every environment was captivating

Deputy Class Governor, Esther Adebayo

Receiving the team on behalf of the managing director of Lagos Ferry Service, AbdoulBaq Ladi Balogun . the head of operations, Engr Amos Semasa who took the leadership of ERA and the interns round from Falomo terminal to Mile 2 terminal.

Engr Semasa expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the interns and also satisfied with their dressing in reflective tops which makes it easy to identify them.

“I believe it was a great experience for many of them because after explaining what we do here and our routes… many of them asked questions, it wasn’t a case of only one person talking while others look on, I believe they all enjoyed the trip, the head of operations stated.

Speaking on behalf of other interns, deputy Class governor of the Academy, Esther Adebayo, described the trip as fun and an eye opener to waterways she noted I have never been on the water trip before, this is my very first time so I could go on water transportation, she was fascinated

A group photograph

Infact, the trip has changed my mind set about going into water transportation, and many of those things we were taught in school was explained to us physically, she said.

Going forward, I want to go into water engineering to explore more in that area of specialization.

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