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August 9, 2022
From L- Minister of State Works and Housing, Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub, Rep. of the South South Geopolitical Zone, Prof. Zekeni Robert Yelebe, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fasola, SAN, Rep. of the North- Central Geopolitical Zone, Dr. Idiat Ibironke Arogundade, Rep. of the North-East Geopolitical Zone, Prof. Baba Shehu Waziri and the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Bashir Nura Alkali, at the inauguration of members of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria(COREN) at the Ministry's Conference Room, Mabushi, Abuja, August 9,2022.

Fashola Inaugurates COREN Board Members, Charges Them on Professionalism.

.... Reiterates Federal Government's Commitment to Infrastructural Development.

Works and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has inaugurated the 9 Member Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), today Tuesday 9th August, 2022, charging them to ensure that the ethics guiding the Engineering profession are upheld.

Fashola reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to the development of infrastructure.  He said, “As you are all aware our government has committed to infrastructure and as you all know infrastructure brings development to the country, it boosts our economy, it creates employment and it enables the nation to compete for continental and global space."

The Minister noted that members of the Engineering profession have been and will continue to play a significant role in this regard and stressed the need for COREN to ensure that professionalism is at its peak. He charged 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.

One of the Council members and immediate past President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engineer Babagana Mohammed said the new Council members are coming with a lot of experience and dedication to protect the ethics and standards of the Engineering profession.

He said, we are going to emphasize on the dos and don'ts because so many things are happening. Some people do not understand the regulations, so we need to make people understand and obey the regulations."

He added that it will form the focus of the ongoing conference of COREN.

Speaking in the same vein, another member, Professor Zekeni Robert Yelebe who gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Council members praised the infrastructural drive of the Buhari administration and pledged that they will ensure that standards are upheld in the profession.

He said, "We can see that this government is serious in terms of infrastructural development and as a Council, we will make sure that engineering activities especially infrastructural development is done with all engineering ethics."

He added that the Council will also look at the curriculum of institutions offering Engineering courses to see if there is need for changes or improvements to be made.

He disclosed that accreditation issues will also be appraised to ensure that the products of the Engineering Institutions can compete with their counterparts in any part of the world.

The newly inaugurated Council Members are: Dr. Muhammed Danlami Jibrin, representing North West, Dr. Idiat Ibironke Arogundade, representing the North Central, Professor Baba Shehu Waziri, representing the North East, Professor Zekeni Roberts Yelebe, representing the South South and Professor Gabriel Obafemi Shonaike, representing the South West.

Others are: Engineer Babajide Ojedele representing the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Ademola Isaac Olurunfemi also representing the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engineer Tasiu Wudil and Engineer Babagana Mohammed both representing the Nigeria Society of Engineers.

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PICTURES: FASHOLA , UMANA, UMAR WORKING ON A SOLUTION TO EAST - WEST ROAD

Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (2nd left),Hon.Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Umana Okon Umana (right),Hon. Minister of State, Ministry of Works and Housing, Hon. Umar El-Yakub (2nd right) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali (left) during a meeting on the proposed remedial works on Eleme Junction - Onne Port Junction at the Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Thursday, 4th August 2022.

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Aug
05
2022

PICTURES: FASHOLA , UMANA, UMAR WORKING ON A SOLUTION TO EAST - WEST ROAD

Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (2nd left),Hon.Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Umana Okon Umana (right),Hon. Minister of State, Ministry of Works and Housing, Hon. Umar El-Yakub (2nd right) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali (left) during a meeting on the proposed remedial works on Eleme Junction - Onne Port Junction at the Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Thursday, 4th August 2022.

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