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Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has inaugurated a nine-member Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), tasked with upholding professionalism.
Fashola, at the inauguration of COREN members in Abuja on Tuesday, emphasized the need for members to imbibe professionalism and ensure that the ethics that guide the engineering profession are upheld.
While reiterating the federal government’s commitment to infrastructure development in the country, Fashiola said it would also require professionalism from engineers to keep pace.
Fashiola said: “Our government is committed to infrastructure and you all know that infrastructure brings development to the country, it boosts our economy, creates jobs and enables the nation to compete for continental and global space. “
The Minister said members of the profession have played and will continue to play an important role in this regard and stressed the need for COREN to ensure that professionalism is at its peak.
He instructed them to uphold the moral and ethical standards of the profession, adding that true professionals always do the right thing no matter the situation and will not compromise standards in the face of pressure.
In response, one of the board members and former president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Babagana Mohammed, said the new board members come with a lot of experience and dedication to uphold ethics and practices. standards of the profession.
“We’re going to focus on the do’s and don’ts because there’s so much going on. Some people don’t understand the rules, so we have to make sure people understand and follow the rules.
“This will be the focus of the ongoing COREN conference,” Mohammed said.
Also speaking, another member, Prof. Zekeni Yelebe praised the infrastructural dynamism of the Buhari administration and pledged to ensure that standards are upheld in the profession.
“We can see that this government is serious about infrastructure development and as a council we will ensure that engineering activities, especially infrastructure development, are done with full engineering ethics. .
“The council will also review the curriculum of institutions offering engineering courses to see if any changes or improvements are needed.

“Accreditation issues will also be assessed to ensure that products from engineering institutions can compete with their counterparts in any part of the world,” Helene said.

Newly inaugurated board members include Dr. Muhammed Jibrin, representing the North West; DrIdiatArogundade, representing the Center North; and Professor Baba Waziri, representing the North East.

There is also Professor Zekeni Yelebe, representing the South-South, Professor Gabriel Shonaike, representing the South-West. and Mr. Babajide Ojedele representing the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.

The others are Mr. Ademola Olurunfemi also representing the Federal Ministry of Public Works and Housing; as well as MrTasiuWudil and MrBabagana Mohammed, both representing the Nigeria Society of Engineers.
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