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Niger Gov Wants Stiffer Penalties For Engineers

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has appealed to the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) to ensure strict penalty on erring Engineers in the country.

Governor Sani Bello made the call when the the President of the Council and his entourage visited him at the Government House, Minna.

The Governor expressed concern over the rising cases of collapse buildings in Nigeria and the negative effect of comprising standard of projects especially infrastructure.

He said when erring Engineers are identified and sanctioned accordingly, it would held change the narrative.

While assuring of his continued support to COREN, the Governor acknowledged the benefits of partnering with the Council in the area of infrastructural development.

Earlier, the President, COREN, Engineer Ali Rabiu, explained that they are in Minna for the inauguration of the state technical committee.

Engineer Rabiu said the committee when inaugurated, is expected to monitor all engineering projects in the state to ensure engineering is practiced in accordance with global standards.

The President expressed optimism that the with the Committee in Niger State, there would be value for money as regards infrastructural development.

He said most of the building collapse and low standard of road projects are mostly due to the involvement of quacks stressing that the Council has a mechanism of sanctioning members that commit infractions and will not hesitate to activate it whenever any member is found wanting.

The President disclosed that the state technical committee is to be established in all the 36 states of the federation and so far, Niger state is the 18th to be inaugurated.

He appreciated the Governor for providing them with a land to construct their office complex.

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