It is now compulsory that all practicing engineering firms in Nigeria obtain their practicing licences from the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN.

Such a license is now a condition for pre-qualification for any engineering job in Nigeria according to the President of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Mr. Ali Rabiu.
Rabiu stated this in Benin City, Edo state during the inauguration of the Edo State Technical Committee (ESTC) and Edo State Expatriate Monitoring Committee (ESEMC) on engineering regulation in Benin City.

In this vein, Mr. Omoregie Ehigie, Chairman, Nigeria Society of Engineers, (NSE) Benin Branch, has called all practicing engineers to join in the fight against quackery in the profession.

He said many lives and property have been lost due to the activities of these non professional whom according to him have hijacked the process.

“With this inauguration, the era of mediocrity should be gone. I am tired of people who don’t have the relevant training calling themselves engineers; engineering is a serious subject and it’s like the practice of medicine” he said.

He also commended members of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) for their role in ensuring that engineering practice in the country is standardized and in line with global best practices.

“having given us this wonderful opportunity we are going to make sure we key into it even if we have one or two professionals that have been practicing in whatever way to be brought to realization of the digital time, a system where engineers can be challenged to best international practices and make sure things are done appropriately.

“I want to also use this opportunity to tell the general public that things are not going to be the way it used to be. Our engineers are ready to do things differently and to make sure the safety of every Edo people are intact”, he said.

He urge the newly inaugurated members to justify the confidence reposed in them and ensure that they perform their assignment with the maximum commitment and credibility.

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