NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS PROFESSIONALS
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association owned and managed by its members. NSBE offers member’s professional development, leadership training, mentoring opportunities, and community service and outreach programs. The organization is dedicated to the success of African American engineering students and professionals.
Since 1975, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has become one of the largest student-run organizations in the world. The formation of the National Society of Black Engineers Professionals dates back to 1980, when NSBE alumni presented a proposal to the NSBE student membership to include an alumni sector in the organization. Although the Alumni Extension (AE) was not accepted at that time, the effort initiated a multi-year process to create NSBE-AE. In March 1988, at NSBE’s 14th Annual National Conference, the NSBE membership approved the proposal to include the Alumni Extension as an operating entity of NSBE. The addition of the AE to the overall NSBE structure not only promotes participation and input from the professional engineering community, but also provides a mechanism for NSBE graduating seniors to continue their involvement with the organization.
In March 1988, at NSBE’s 14th Annual Conference, the organization approved the adoption of the NSBE Alumni Extension (NSBE-AE). This addition to the overall NSBE structure not only promoted the participation and the input from the professional engineering community, but also provided a mechanism for NSBE graduating seniors to continue their involvement with the organization. In 2014, NSBE-AE has been rebranded to NSBE Professionals
History of NSBE Lagos professional chapter
The chapter was chartered in the year 2009. Some graduated NSBE members from University of Ilorin, OAU and YABATECH had series of meeting on yahoo messenger social platform to deliberate on how graduated NSBE members from various schools will mentor and keep alive the various collegiate chapters In school. There was problem of continuity of NSBE programming among collegiate in the university, there was a vacuum of communication between the body and the NSBE Headquarters. Hence, the body came alive to solve these problems.
The association was formed and had their first chapter meeting in Ibadan, Nigeria. The pioneer excos are Awe Oluwafemi Johnson, Toyosi Nathaniel, Sheriff Adegboyega, Famofo Sunkami, Ige Yemi, Adenusi Bisi, Udoh Aniefiok, Bright Sunny Owolabi, and Sanni Kareem.
The first name of the chapter is Nigeria NSBE Alumni – Lagos Extension while the address is 21, Petedo, OPIC Estate Agbara, Ogun state near Lagos.
NSBE Alumni – Lagos Extension has since grown to 258 (comfirm from present president Engr. Remilekun Lawanson Adewumi ) members and has members across Nigeria and among ex collegiate Diaspora and the name was changed to NSBE- Lagos Technical professional, at the invitation of the present President and Exco in July31st 2016.
The chapter offers academic excellence programs, scholarships, leadership training, professional development and access to career opportunities for thousands of members annually. NSBE provides opportunities for success that remain unmatched by any other organization.
Lagos Technical professionals has since then keep the flag of the mission flying and working hard to chapter more collegiates to the existence and pre-collegiate.