Nigerian Society of Engineers has commended engineers in the North East sub region for sustaining their professional activities despite the menace of insecurity bedeviling the area.
The national chairman of the society, Engr. Isaac Ademola made the remark yesterday while addressing officials of the state branch of the organization as part of his two day sensitization visit to the state.
Engr. Ademola who was represented by the national secretary of the group, Engr. Ovens Ehimatre, particularly commended the state branch of the society for uplifting the standard of engineering profession in the state.
The national chairman said the visit was to sensitize members on what was expected of them as professionals as well as intimate them on the activities of the group at the national level.
He used the forum to express concern on the placement of some non professionals to man the affairs of some engineering related organizations in the country, citing example with the National Electricity Commission.
Engr. Ademola said the group had sponsored a bill at the National Assembly for the establishment of a regulatory body in the power sector, the National Electricity Management, which is purely manned by an engineer, Peter Ewesu.
He called on the Federal Government to separate the Council for the Regulation of Engineering profession in Nigeria, COREN, from the Federal Ministry of Works in order to bring an end to the frequent delays in the execution of policies regarding engineering in the country.
In his remarks, the Dean School of Engineering, ATBU, Bauchi, represented by Professor Adisa Bello, said the university had maintained its leadership position in engineering education in Nigeria, saying all departments in the school were equipped with the required facilities by the National Universities Commission, NUC.