Chima Azubuike, Gombe
Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya has read riot act to quack operators of engineering services, adding that henceforth providers of such services must show case relevant license.
He said, “Let me use this opportunity to reiterate that Gombe State has zero tolerance for illegality and abuse of engineering regulations. Any engineer supervising any project must be fully registered by COREN and the possession of a practicing license shall be a condition for pre-qualification in all engineering projects in the State.
“The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has added another risk factor to the practice of engineering. While our government is doing its part to ensure our communities are safe, I therefore urge the committee to come up with and implement appropriate guidelines to regulate the practice of Engineering during Covid-19, in line with best practices.”
Yahaya disclosed these on Tuesday, at the inauguration of the gombe state technical committee (GSTC) and the state expatriate monitoring committee (GSEMC) of the engineering regulations monitoring held at government house Gombe, by Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN.
He added that the State Technical Committee of the Engineering Regulations Monitoring by COREN is geared towards revolutionizing engineering practice in Nigeria and domesticating those best practices in Gombe State.
“It is my belief that with this development, there would be better regulation of engineering practice in Gombe State.
“Already, my administration has taken concrete steps towards addressing the infrastructural challenges facing our dear State. From the construction of township roads to our land administration reforms and the enforcement of building codes and regulations. Our administration will continue to enforce those regulations and ensure that engineering practices conform to the highest standards,” he stated.
Also speaking, President of COREN, Engr. Ali Rabiu said engineering monitoring was first inaugurated in 1997 to ensure total compliance to COREN.
He said, “The objective is to ensure that engineering is practiced in Nigeria in accordance to relevant laws and standards of engineering. Enforce maintenance of discipline and strict standard of ethics in the practice of engineering protection in Nigeria.”