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History of Metallurgical, Material & Mining (A Division of Nigerian Society of Engineers


The Division was inaugurated by the Council of the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 1988 as Metallurgical and Mining Division. The Division was born about the time when the country’s primary steel production plants and rolling mills (The Delta Steel Company and the Ajaokuta Steel Company) along with the three Inland Steel Rolling Mills in Jos, Oshogbo and Katsina commenced operations. Metallurgical, Mining and Materials (MMM) Division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers is one of the Divisions of the Umbrella body set up to carter for engineering professional graduates, trained in Metallurgy, Mining and Materials and related disciplines such as Ceramics Engineerings, Polymer Engineering, Textile Engineering, Foundry Engineering, etc.

In Nigeria, it oversees and carters for the professional development needs of its members across the country through its various Chapters in major cities and towns.

The professional development and growth activity cover annual conferences, workshops, seminars, specialist committees, public seminars by distinquished prefessionals and interactions with other similar professional organization and professional personalities across the globe.

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (MMM) Division in its over two decades of existence have been under the Chairmanship of reputable professionals, with the Pioneering Chairman, Engr. (Dr.) P. N. Atanmo (1988 - 1999), subsequently followed by Engr. (Prof.) J. Ade-Ajayi (1999 - 2002), Engr. (Chief) P. U. Umunnakwe (2002 - 2006), Engr. (Dr.) A. G. F. Alabi (2006 - 2008), Ese Ochoga (2008 - 2010), Engr. P. C. Okonji (2010 - 2010), Engr. (Prof.) David Esezobor (2012-2014), Engr. Dr. F. I. Apeh (2014-2016) and presently, our National Chairman is Engr. Prof. D. O. N. Obikwelu.