By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Ali Rabiu has said that the Council is in the process of internalizing it’s engineering qualification to enhance mobility of Nigerian engineering practitioners.
The President stated this recently while speaking on the outcome of the last quarter council meeting for 2019.
Rabiu, said the process could only be achieved by becoming a provisional signatory to the Washington Accord and ultimately a full signatory.
He said COREN’s last attempt at becoming a provisional signatory Accord was unsuccessful.
“The Council’s application was turned down at the International Engineering Alliance Meeting held in Hong King on 9th-14 June, 2019 because the IEA had concerns over the level of autonomy as a government agency and COREN’s accreditation system.
“Council is therefore required to re-submit its application to the IEA, hence a Washington Accord application committee inaugurated on 5th November, 2019 to further process COREN’s application for provisional signatory status to the Washington Accord in the IEA and any other relevant issues”.
He said the application will be reviewed at the IEA meeting holding at Cape Town, South Africa from 21st -26th June, 2020.
He said COREN is determine to continue its controlling and regulating the practice of engineering in Nigeria.