Sarat Lara Braimah, the Lagos Area Manager of the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has been inaugurated as a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE).
The position of Fellow is the highest level of professional attainment in organised Engineering ecosystem in Nigeria.
Braimah, the authority’s Lagos Area Manager, said this in a statement issued in Lagos, adding that the NSE remained one of most important group of professionals, worthy of great interest.
According to her, she was indeed pleasantly surprised by the approval of the council of Nigerian Society of Engineers of her election as Fellow which was the highest level in the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
Braimah further said that it was an honour to be listed among great Engineering personalities.
“Some who are great institutions on their own and mentors to whom we wish to emulate. Engineering used to be all men affair but over-time, women have made in roads, holding their heads above water”.
“In all honesty, our seniors, have indeed encouraged us in lots of ways and I want to believe, women will redefine the future of Engineering ecosystem, breaking ceilings and leaving legacies.
“It is on this score, that I will like to also encourage young female engineers, mentor them and provide opportunities for them to thrive,” she said.
Braimah promised to set up an NGO to hunt for great female minds from tertiary schools.
She said this was to enable them develop Engineering projects and encourage them to break new grounds.