Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019

COREN gets new President

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The new COREN president,Engr. Ali A Rabiu

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) at its Extra Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 18th of April, 2019 elected Engr. Ali A. Rabiu, as the President of COREN.
Engr. Ali A Rabiu takes over from Engr. Kashim A. Ali, who served two term as President of COREN from April 2013 – April 2019.
A statement signed by Head Public Relations,Haruna Ojonugwa said Engr. Ali A. Rabiu, who was born on the 24th of April, 1963 in Lafia Nassarawa State attended Bayero University in Kano State from where he obtained a Bachelor Degree and an MBA in Civil Engineering. He is a COREN registered engineer and a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (FNICE), Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Member, Nigerian Water & Sanitation Association (MNIWASA), Member, Association of Consulting Engineers, Nigeria (ACEN) among others.
He has held some key positions such as: Member, Presidential Monitoring Team on DFRRI Rural Water and Sanitation Programme, Sokoto and Kebbi States, Consultant/Member, House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on the investigation of flooding of the Goronyo Dam, Sokoto State, Member, Governing Council, Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, Kano State. Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Kano Branch, Chairman, Technical Committee to assess the damages/loses caused by Fire outbreak at Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi Market, Kano State to mention but few.
The statement further said, Engr. Rabiu’s has a robust professional career in engineering spanning over 30 years where hehas served in various administrative and managerial capacities in the public and private sector, some of which are; the Executive Partner, AR – AR Partnership, Consulting Engineering firm; Senior Engineer, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Project, Project Coordinator, Bayelsa State Infrastructural Development Programme; Project Manager, Hotoro South Erosion Control Project, Kano State, Project Manager, Oforachi Irrigation Project, Kogi State; Project Manager, World Bank – Assisted Nasarawa State Community Based Urban Development Project, Karu; Project Director, Nasarawa State Massive Programme on Road Construction to mention but few.
He has been responsible for, and involved in the design and supervision of several bridges, roads, concrete structures, water supply schemes, small dams, flood and erosion control works, environmental sanitation projects and community development programmes.
He is a former Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, with vast experience in management and policy making.
Also, the statement explained that for his many contributions to the Community and his novel works in his home State Nasarawa, he was honoured with the traditional title of Cigarin Lafia by HRH, Alh. Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, the Emir of Lafia. He is a recipient of various professional awards and recognitions.

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