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Next Level Agenda: Engineers and Challenges of Infrastructural Development

Ololade O. Adegbesan Olufunke A. Ayegbusi Lawrence A. Omisande, Volume 1 Issue 2, December 2020 Pages 46-52, Published: 2020-12-24


The Next Level Agenda of this present government is a re-awakening call to all professionals’ especially engineers in partnering with the government in improving the slow economic development often attributed to its infrastructural deficit. Governments have been continuously blamed for thrusting the building of physical infrastructure on foreign expatriates through the politicians that do benefit from them. The economy of this country that has become moribund can be grown and sustained through cultural intelligence and indigenous nuances, which is possible if engineers can involve themselves also in policy formulations and implementations. This paper argues that the engineers' involvement in policymaking is critical to the success of the Next Level Agenda of this present government as engineers have roles to play in the development of an economy that benefits and sustains all Nigeria. The full integration of engineering communities in policymaking at all levels is recommended and engineers to are to be involved in the making of the decisions that affect the profession