The immediate past commissioner for public works and transport in Oyo State, Professor Raphael Afonja, has been named a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, FNSE.
The approval of his election as a fellow of the professional body was communicated by the Executive Secretary of the association, Engr. Dr. Okopi Alex Momoh.
It read in parts:”I am pleased to inform you that the Council of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has approved your election as a FELLOW of the Society.
“The Fellowship will take effect from the date of your conferment and thereafter, you can begin to use the appellation ‘FNSE’ after your name.
“The conferment ceremony is expected to hold on the 16th of September, 2020.
Professor Afonja holds a Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota and a Masters in Environmental Science and Business Administration from The City University of New York and Eastern New Mexico University respectively.
He is a Professor at the Department of Physical Sciences, City University of New York. He was once an Adjunct Professor at the Southern New Hampshire University.
He has won several honours, some of which includes: U.S. Army National Defense Service Medal, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; U.S. Army Service Ribbon, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; U.S. Army Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; U.S. Army Sharpshooter Qualification Badge, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Others are: Distinguish Honor Graduate, US Army Quartermaster School; Doctoral Fellowship Award, City of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Aside his academic career, he has an intimidating diverse professional career having worked for various bodies. Some of these includes the United States Air Force, where he served as a Program Manager/Engineer in the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron and Gamut Engineering and Technology Services where he was a Senior Consultant.