The federal government has called for professionalism in the regulation of infrastructure development practices in the country.
Minister of works and housing Babatunde Fashola disclosed this at the inauguration of a ten-member council for the regulation of engineering in Nigeria in Abuja.
Mr Fashola, who charged them to ensure that the ethics guiding the engineering profession are upheld, reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to the development of infrastructure.
He said: “As you are all aware, our government is committed to infrastructure and as you all know infrastructure brings development to the country, it boosts our economy, it creates employment and it enables the nation to compete for continental and global space.”
The minister noted that members of the engineering profession have been and will continue to play a significant role in this regard, just as he stressed the need for COREN to ensure that professionalism is at its peak.
He charged them to uphold the moral and ethical standards of the profession, adding that true professionals always do the right thing no matter the situation and will not compromise standards in the face of pressure.
One of the Council members and the immediate past President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engineer Babagana Mohammed, in his address, said the new council members are coming with a lot of experience and dedication to protect the ethics and standards of the Engineering profession.
The newly inaugurated Council Members are: Dr. Muhammed Danlami Jibrin, representing North West, Dr. Idiat Ibironke Arogundade, representing the North Central, Professor Baba Shehu Waziri, representing the North East, Professor Zekeni Roberts Yelebe, representing the South South and Professor Gabriel Obafemi Shonaike, representing the South West.