ABUJA – The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) said on Friday in Abuja that all engineering firms must henceforth register with it to operate in the country.
COREN President Kashim Abdul Ali disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the council’s upcoming 23rd Engineering Assembly.
“Henceforth it is compulsory for engineering firms to procure COREN licence to practise in Nigeria,” Ali said.
According to him, the affected firms are those in Engineering Construction, Manufacturer/Production, Maintenance Inspection as well as Testing and Laboratories Service.
Others, he said, are vendors of engineering machines, equipment, plants and materials. [eap_ad_1] Ali, who urged the firms to ensure compliance with the new rule, said those in Engineering Consulting had started registering with the council.
He said COREN recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences to prosecute operators who violate the act establishing the council.
According to Ali, the assembly, scheduled to hold in Abuja between Aug. 19 and Aug. 20, is aimed at updating members’ knowledge on emerging issues in engineering.
He said it would bring all cadres of engineering personnel together with a view to discussing issues that would uplift the profession.
He said it would also give members of the “engineering family’’ the opportunity to interact and discuss issues affecting their profession.
Dr Babagana Mohammed, the chairman of the assembly’s Main Organising Committee, said 2000 engineers had indicated interest in attending the conference.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan would declare the assembly open and that President Sheikh Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia would be the special guest of honour. (NAN)