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NMGS confers fellowship on 6 professors in the geosciences field

The Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) has on Wednesday conferred fellowships to six professors and others in the geosciences field.

The president of the society, Prof. Akinade Olatunji, said that the conferment was in recognition of their contributions and impact on the field of geosciences.

Speaking at the award and dinner ceremony, Olatunji congratulated the awardees on their feats, stating that the conferment was highly competitive and the highest honour in society.

“The fellowship is a big deal because 17 applied but only 14 got it,“ he said.

He urged the new fellows to continue with their good works in the sector and to serve as an inspiration to their colleagues as well as the younger generations through their dedication and zeal.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that professors include: Suyi Fadiya of the Obafemi Awolowo University; Philip Shekwolo, Director of Operations, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project; Saka Opeloye of Federal University of Technology, Akure;

Others are Ibrahim Goni of the University of Maiduguri, Chukwuemeja Akaolisa of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, and Akinlolu Abimbola of the University of Ibadan.

The governor of Plateau, Caleb Mutfwang; the Gbong Gwom Jos; Da Jacob Buba; and Abdulfatai Gambari, Chief Executive Officer of Kursi Investment Ltd., were conferred as honorary fellows.

NAN further reports that other fellows are: Adoyi Ochigbo; Israel Ojeyinka; Matthew Oyedokun; Olufunke Omidiran; Mayowa Lawrence; Kulu Pani; Sabina Agamah; and Isaac Okorie.

Speaking on behalf of the fellows, Mayowa Lawrence thanked the society for finding them worthy of honour, assuring them that they would continue to serve the NMGS to ensure its advancement to greater heights.

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NAN reports that awards were also given for the best presentations at the technical sessions, to young geoscientists and miners, for entrepreneurship, and to the best students, among others.

The conference with the theme ‘Emerging Global Perspectives, Trends, and Sustainable Development of Minerals and Energy Resources’ will end on Friday. (NAN)

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