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Umahi flays poor supervision of projects by engineers

By News Express on 08/10/2016

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, has charged members of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) in the state to adhere to the ethics of the profession by ensuring that projects were carried out according to specifications.

He gave the charge when he received in audience, the executive members of the state branch at of the NSE at the Government House, Abakaliki on Thursday.
Umahi, who expressed displeasure over poor supervision of projects by resident engineers, warned that any state engineer that failed to be on project site where other workers and   contractors are present would lose his job.
He said: “Let me report to you that I am very disappointed with our resident engineers. Very, very disappointed and I have made up my mind that any engineer being paid by the state who is not on site that I visit will be dismissed from the civil service.
“It is unfortunate that some engineers will be given an opportunity to go and supervise a project but they will be there and some workers will be using wrong mixture of concrete, less asphalt and less thickness of stone base. As a governor, I cannot be everywhere. It is sad that   such people call themselves engineers.
“Let me warn again   that any site I visit and the workers and the contractors are on site even on Sunday and the engineer is not there, I will order the dismissal of that engineer.”
The Governor, who enjoined the NSE to be alive to its responsibilities, urged it to partner the government in checking quackery in the profession.
While he announced that he had initiated a process to stamp out quacks in the engineering profession in the state, he stated that the government would make a law prohibiting building of upstairs not well designed by professional engineers.
“I have initiated a process to stamp out quacks. Any upstairs that is not properly designed and okayed   by professional engineers will not be allowed to stand,” the Governor said in a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya.
The state Chairman of the NSE, Dr. Nweke Ukpai had in his opening remarks, said they were in the Government House to extol Governor Umahi for his modest achievements and to let him know the challenges facing the body.
•Photo shows Governor Umahi.

Source News Express

Posted 08/10/2016 4:08:54 PM





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