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The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN

By Isioma Okereke

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has urged the committee on Engineering Regulation Monitoring of COREN to set a standard that would benefit the body and the society.

Aniagwu stated this during a courtesy visit of members of COREN to his office in Asaba.

Aniagwu stated that the committee had put in efforts in ensuring quality projects in the state, noting that the efforts were not enough as individuals and the state government were still facing the challenges of building collapse and poorly constructed roads with potholes.

He advised that memos should be sent to the appropriate quarters for approval of projects that would be delivered according to specifications in the state, adding some quacks were always there to execute some work without minding the damaging effects of their quackery in job delivery.

He said that the committee should involve the government to do more proper registration to identify a real member, adding that clearance certificate should be issued to members and should be on whether the person had built what he should build and not simply because he had built.

He also encouraged annual clearance for about five years before renewal of their professionalism, adding that could be achieved, for instance, by setting examinations for members to ascertain  performance and ability in their job.

The commissioner said that the committee should organise a permanent approver funds within members and deal with the issues of corruption among themselves.

Earlier, the Chairman of the body, Engr. Bishop Agbabi, commended the commissioner for his hard work and congratulated him on his appointment and reappointment as the Commissioner for Information and a very articulate and innovative  driver of the Stronger Delta Agenda of the state government.

He called for assistance of the state government in providing a register for engineers to identify the quacks among them, adding that COREN needed to partner with the media houses to let the public know that the craftsmen were not the real engineers and for proper Information dissemination on their activities.

He said that the different between a quack and qualified engineering was the certificate one had and should be registered to have a proper Engineering supervisors.

The committee also solicited for utility vehicles and financial support to make their work

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