Waive tax on electronic imports, women engineers urge Tinubu

“We encourage all female engineers to seize this opportunity to unleash their creativity, explore new frontiers, and make an indelible mark on the world.”

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Waive tax on electronic imports, women engineers urge TinubuThe Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Lagos Chapter, has called on President Bola Tinubu to exempt the importation of electronic components from taxation for inventive engineers. 

Ms Atinuke Owolabi, Chairman of APWEN, said this a statement on Sunday in Lagos, in commeration of the 2024 World Creativity and Innovation Day, with the theme: “Step Out and Innovate”.
BRANDPOWER reports that World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global UN day, celebrated on April 21, to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving.

This is with respect to advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, also known as the global goal.

 

Owolabi explained that such a measure like tax waiver would significantly enhance technological progress, support local innovators, and elevate Nigeria as a leading hub for innovation globally.

 

She stated that in a world marked by dynamic challenges and unprecedented opportunities, creativity and innovation stand as the driving forces behind progress and transformation.

 

According to her, women engineers recognise the critical role that innovation plays in shaping our societies and driving sustainable development.

 

“On this occasion, we affirm our commitment to fostering a culture of creativity and innovation within our organisation and the broader engineering community.

 

“Together, let us step out, innovate, and inspire the next generation of women engineers to reach even greater heights of achievement and impact.

 

“We believe that by stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing new ideas, technologies, and approaches, we can unlock innovative solutions to the complex challenges facing our world today,” she said.

 

According to her, the theme: ‘step out and innovate’, serves as a call to action for women engineers everywhere to break barriers, challenge conventions.

 

She noted that it would also pioneer groundbreaking solutions that would propel them toward a brighter and more sustainable future.

 

Owolabi disclosed that in celebration of the World Creativity Day, APWEN Lagos had inaugurated an artificial intelligence club tailored for female engineering students and young engineers.

 

She said that the proactive initiative aimed to inspire and equip young engineers with cutting-edge technological insights.

 

Th chairman said, “Additionally, we already have a 200-capacity hall to set up a resource, technology, and innovation hub to empower women and girls in engineering.

 

“This endeavour serves as a catalyst for encouraging aspiring female engineers to embrace innovation and stay abreast of emerging trends in the field.

 

“APWEN Lagos stands united in its dedication to promoting diversity, inclusivity, and excellence in engineering.

“We encourage all female engineers to seize this opportunity to unleash their creativity, explore new frontiers, and make an indelible mark on the world.”