By Blessing Nnabuife
Chairman, Anambra State Council for Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Victor Meju, has stated that having qualified and trained engineers that will be handling engineering projects in Anambra State will boost quality assurance and durability of projects.
Meju stated this during a courtesy visit to the Commissioner for Environment, Felix Odimegwu, at Awka, alongside the Anambra COREN team.
Meju explained that the COREN is an institution of professionals saddled with the responsibility of engineering regulations and monitoring (ERM).
Intimating the commissioner on the purpose of their visit, Meju emphasised on the need to have a database of all the engineers operating in the state both in the ministries, agencies and parastetals, as well as the private sector.
He noting that the aim is to reduce quackery, inefficiency to the barest minimum
He commended the state governor, Prof Charles Soludo for appointing professional in his cabinet, adding that the collaboration of Ministry of Environment and COREN cannot be overemphasised.
The Commissioner for Environment, Odimegwu, while addressing the team said that environment and engineering practice is inseparable and commended COREN for the work they are doing.
He assured of effective collaboration, noting that Governor Soludo understands the importance of engineers, even as he promised unflinching commitment towards achieving a livable Anambra through standard engineering practice and to always protect the interest of colleagues.
Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Emman Ude-Akpe, addressed the gathering on the need to be diligent in the discharge of their professional duties.