Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

COREN warns Nigerians against quacks

By News Express on 01/11/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 2,211


The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has advised Nigerians to stop patronising quacks for building and construction jobs to avoid incidences of collapsed buildings and failed road projects.

The Inspection Officer of COREN in the state, Mr Daniel Adown, gave the advice when he inspected the 16km Ganaja-Otokiti Village by-pass road.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road was being constructed by the Kogi Government to open up the state capital.

Adown said the incidences of collapsed buildings in Nigeria in recent times could be traced to the use of quacks instead of professionals who were conscious of their calling.

“One advice we give to our clients is that there are situations where jobs are given to non-professionals who do not know the basics of the job and the contractor in turn sublets the project to those who have the equipment.

“The original contractor will like to gain, while the one to whom the job was sublet would like to come down to also get his own gain.”

He noted that irregular practices and contracts would impact negatively on the finished project as quality would be compromised.

The COREN official described a situation where a petroleum engineer was recruited as a supervisor in a building or road project, while a civil engineer was given the work of structural design as highly irregular.

He, however, said that the story in the industry was not all bad as there were well-trained Nigerian engineers who were living up to expectation.

As regards the project he was inspecting, Adown said it was part of the functions of the council as established by the Federal Government to monitor and regulate engineering practices in Nigeria.

He said that the Lokoja zone of COREN was carrying out one of its ‎obligations by inspecting ‎the road project to assess what was going on.

“We are interested in seeing the professionals behind the project. Part of our inquiry is to know whether the engineers on site are quacks or properly trained.

“We will also try to check some of their equipment and if they have a laboratory for testing the quality of jobs being carried out.

“These are some of the things we intend to assess, and we are also going round the state to check all ongoing engineering projects for checks and balances.”

He commended the contractors on the road project for the level of equipment deployed and the standard laboratory put on ground for analysing materials, saying they were up to date.

Adown said he was confident that based on the level of progress on the project, it would be a masterpiece when completed.

He emphasised that the inspection of projects was continuous, adding that it was a nationwide project for COREN.

The inspection officer warned that the council would bring anyone responsible for collapsed project to book as its national president had stated severally.

“Sometimes the fault is from the contractor or from the consulting engineers; we can even indict the resident government engineer.

“COREN has a disciplinary committee at its headquarters that can try all defaulters on shoddy projects to serve as deterrent to the others.

“When you hear situation reports of collapsed buildings, it is usually our colleagues that expose the faulty lines.” (NAN)

*AMECHI, PLS USE COREN Logo.

Source News Express

Posted 01/11/2015 05:39:58 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Weather outlook for Saturday, July 6

Keyamo, others plotting to destabilise Delta State —Group...

50 French firms to visit Nigeria in search...

Jacob Zuma whisked out of May Day rally...

IG spits fire over Okrika shootings, vows to...

ASUU strike: NANS threatens boycott of 2019 general...

Cameroonian refugees flood Nigeria

Obiano’s economic programmes attract $382m investments to Anambra...

Japanese pilot arrested in UK over alcohol

Presidential Polls: Islamic Movement alerts on planned assault...

Drama as collation officer struggles with tabulated figures...

Why we honoured Sanusi, Okonjo-Iweala —Oduduwa University

 

Latest News How IGP Mohammed Adamu hijacked recruitment of Police Constables — PSC Commissioner Presidential poll: Tribunal verdict can’t stand — PDP governors •Urges Supreme Court to do the right thing Why we’ll not congratulate Buhari on tribunal victory: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Drunken policeman stabs nine in club Presidential Poll: Buhari told a lie of a fundamental nature — PDP Campaign Spokesman Buhari vs Atiku: A different and broader perspective to the PEPT judgement $9.6bn judgment: Why we’re negotiating with P&ID — FG 2021: PDP vows to take over Anambra Okowa mourns Joe Utomi, declares him ‘a perfect gentleman-politician who distinguished himself in the service of his people’ Fidelity Bank donates laboratory to correctional home •Commended by Lagos Govt. for CSR projects Neither amalgamation nor colonisation is our problem, By Chukwudi Ohiri Bishop Kukah to speak on security, economy at GOCOP annual conference

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,180 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,803 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,074 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,531 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,489 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,567 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,609 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,217 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,364 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,356 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,748 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,362 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (811) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,952) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,343) Opinion (1,358) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,444) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera