Council for the Registration of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN), has inaugurated a 23-member regulatory oversight committee in Anambra State.
Stand online gathered that the committee known as Anambra State Technical/Expatriate Committee should help curb the threat of building collapse and track down and flush quacks from the engineering profession in the state.
The National Registrar of COREN, Engr. Prof. dr. Adisa Ademola Bello, who conducted the inauguration ceremony in Awka on Friday, thanked the state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, for the Council’s mandate to operate constitutionally in the state.
According to Adisa, who was represented at the inauguration by the Head, Engineering Regulation/Control, Engr. Dayyabu Tijjani, the commission is mandated to also oversee the activities of personnel and players in the engineering sector in Anambra State.
He accused the committee of being apolitical in carrying out their responsibilities.
In his speech, COREN’s state president, Engr. Victor Meju said COREN’s goal is to ensure that code engineering practice is effectively implemented in the state.
According to Meju, “We had challenges before. Nobody took responsibility for collapse incidents in the state. Projects were awarded indiscriminately to those who are not learned engineers. And we have so many unprofessional acts in the state. But now COREN has come out to take responsibility for ensuring that anyone getting a construction project in Anambra State is a COREN Certified Registered Engineer.
“Governor Soludo inaugurated us on June 30, 2022 and gave us the power to control and ensure that Ndi-Anambra enjoyed the most prosperous and livable state. And we want to do that in line with his management vision.
He warned quack engineers to pack their loads and leave Anambra state before the law catches up with them.
In their separate interview with Stand online, the Vice-President of the State of COREN, Engr Sir. Anieto Cyril Maduka, Chief COREN, State Office, Jam Basil and Superintendent of COREN in the State, Hon. Frank Emeka Ofor, said the new Executive Order signed by the president, Muhammadu Buhari, had given the body the power to expel quacks from the engineering profession, adding that the commission would always visit construction sites to pick up unqualified workers on the sites. tracks.
They said the new law has given them more power to drive quacks from the profession across the state and nation.
They added that the commission is now an arm of the state government to regulate and monitor all infrastructure development in Anambra state.