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COREN GETS A NEW PRESIDENT
The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) at its Extra Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 18th of April, 2019 elected Engr. Ali A. Rabiu, FNSE as the President of COREN.
Engr. Ali A Rabiu FNSE takes over from Engr. Kashim A. Ali, FNSE, FAEng, NPOM mni who served two term as President of COREN from April 2013 - April 2019.
Engr. Ali A. Rabiu, FNSE who was born on the 24th of April, 1963 in Lafia Nassarawa State attended Bayero University in Kano State from where he obtained a Bachelor Degree and an MBA in Civil Engineering. He is a COREN registered engineer and a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (FNICE), Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Member, Nigerian Water & Sanitation Association (MNIWASA), Member, Association of Consulting Engineers, Nigeria (ACEN) among others.
For his many contributions to the Community and his novel works in his home State Nssarawa, he was honoured with the traditional title of Cigarin Lafia by HRH, Alh. Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, the Emir of Lafia. He is a recipient of various professional awards and recognitions.
He has held some key positions such as: Member, Presidential Monitoring Team on DFRRI Rural Water and Sanitation Programme, Sokoto and Kebbi States, Consultant/Member, House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on the investigation of flooding of the Goronyo Dam, Sokoto State, Member, Governing Council, Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, Kano State. Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Kano Branch, Chairman, Technical Committee to assess the damages/loses caused by Fire outbreak at Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi Market, Kano State to mention but few.
Engr. Rabiu’s has a robust professional career in engineering spanning over 30 years where he has served in various administrative and managerial capacities in the public and private sector, some of which are; the Executive Partner, AR – AR Partnership, Consulting Engineering firm; Senior Engineer, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Project, Project Coordinator, Bayelsa State Infrastructural Development Programme; Project Manager, Hotoro South Erosion Control Project, Kano State, Project Manager, Oforachi Irrigation Project, Kogi State; Project Manager, World Bank – Assisted Nasarawa State Community Based Urban Development Project, Karu; Project Director, Nasarawa State Massive Programme on Road Construction to mention but few.
He has been responsible for, and involved in the design and supervision of several bridges, roads, concrete structures, water supply schemes, small dams, flood and erosion control works, environmental sanitation projects and community development programmes.
He is a former Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, with vast experience in management and policy making.
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The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) at its 160th Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 20th of December, 2018 appointed Engr. Prof Joseph O. Odigure as the Registrar of COREN effective March, 2019.
Engr. Prof Joseph O. Odigure takes over from Engr. W. Kamila Maliki FNSE, mni who served two term as Registrar of COREN from March 2013- March 2019.
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On 1st November, 2017, the House of Representatives at its plenary session passed the Bill for an Act to Amend the Engineers (Registration, etc) Act, Cap, E11, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to introduce New Register for Engineering Firms, include Engineering Personnel, Broaden the power of the Council and its Registrar and the recognition of other professional bodies outside the Nigerian Society of Engineers to nominate representatives to the Council among others; and for Related Matters 2017 to the House Committee on Works for further deliberations after scaling the Second Reading.