President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) for successfully organising the 27th Engineering Assembly, saying it is good for the development of engineering practice in the country.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja as the Special Guest of Honour at this year’s (27th) Assembly, the President said, “This event is very significant as it offers a rare opportunity to situate and analyse the content and development of engineering practice in Nigeria. In our ever dynamic society, characterised by increasing demography, globalisation, and rapidly evolving technologies, the role of engineering is becoming more profound and imperative.”
The president who was represented by the minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, said, “The theme of this year’s engineering assembly is apt and timely, and coming just as I recently signed the executive order No. 5 which stipulates that procuring authorities shall give preference to Nigerian companies or firms in the award of contracts in line with the public procurement act 2007.”
The theme for this year’s Assembly is “The Nigerian Built Industry: Building a Sustainable Structure with Allied Professionals”.
In his welcome address, the president of COREN, Engr Kashim Ali, who recounted some of the things the engineering regulatory body achieved under his leadership, said from the outset his vision as made known in his inaugural speech was to internationalise Nigerian engineering qualifications and strengthen engineering regulation and monitoring within the provisions of the COREN Act, most of which according to him have been achieved.
“I am happy to report that COREN is now a member economy of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP). The implication is that Nigerian engineering qualifications certified by COREN are now recognised in 48 member economies including Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, China among others,” he said, adding that indigenous engineering professionals have been playing second fiddle in national development processes but with the promulgation of Executive Order No. 5, a solution has been provided.
On his part, the chairman of the occasion and governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku urged Nigerian engineers to do more and upgrade in the area of construction.
“We need to come together as engineers or in partnership with others so that if we can’t have the A grade construction company, we can have the B, C, and D groups of companies that are Nigerians so that they handle constructions that are short and minor to begin with instead of giving everything to foreign giant companies.”
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