EXTRACT FROM AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF Engr. Prof. Youpele Orukalama Beredugo in honor of LATE ENGR. IBRAHIM KHALEEL INUWA
ENGR. IBRAHIM KHALEEL INUWA In the mid-1970s, a number of young engineers became very active in Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). I particularly noticed three of them Ibrahim Khaleel Inuwa, Salihi and John Egbe. Inuwa and Salihi were from Kano State while Jon Egbe was from Cross River State. I became very close to all three of them especially Inuwa, as there were not many Northerners in NSE at the time. I encouraged Inuwa to vie for elective posts in NSE and he became 2nd. National Vice President. The President Engr. Manafa decided not to run for a second term, and so there was need to elect a First National Vice President in 1979. Inuwa who was then 2nd National Vice President and John Egbe who was 3rd. National President approached me to contest for the position of 1st. National President in 1979 as neither of them was ready to be President in another two yearsâ€™ time. From that date to today, Engr. Ibrahim Khaleel Inuwa has been a close friend. He eventually became NSE President and one can make bold to say that he has been one of the most effective NSE Presidents. His election as a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineers has further enhanced my association with Engr. Inuwa.