The Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers was officially inaugurated on 12 March 1969 at a meeting at BP House in Lagos attended by twenty four (24) Chemical Engineers all trained abroad, were in attendance. At the inaugural meeting, the following officers were elected to run the affairs of the new society:
President ................... A.O.Shabo
Vice President ........... D.A. Adeyemo
Hon. Secretary .......... Ayo Solanke
Publicity Secretary ..... Olu Awoyinfa
Treasurer ................... M.B. Yesufu
Ex-officio ................... G.B.A. Hamilton
Following a series of consistent activities, a decision was taken to have the Society incorporated. Thus on December 3, 1981, the Society was formally incorporated under the Companies Act of 1968. Some of the Aims and Objectives of the Society as contained in its Articles and Memorandum of Association are:
To generally foster and promote the profession of Chemical Engineering in theory and practice, and enhance the usefulness of the profession to the public.
To establish and maintain standards of professional ethics among its members in order that the public interest may be served and protected.
To maintain all branches of Chemical Engineering in their proper status among other learned and scientific professions.
To form a body immediately available for consultation with confidence to public and private institutions, particularly government or any of their accredited agents in all matters pertaining to the profession of Chemical Engineering.
To encourage the establishment of facilities for and the prosecution of original, fundamental and applied research into and in connection with all matters pertaining to the profession of Chemical engineering.