The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has charged engineers involved in both private and public projects to ensure quality service delivery in order to guarantee safety of lives and property of the people.
The Head of Engineering Regulation of COREN, Engr. Mayas Adoyi who gave the charge in Ado-Ekiti during a courtesy visit to the Ekiti State Commissioner for Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Remi Olorunleke, commended the state government for employing the services of registered developers to execute some vital projects in the state.
According to him, the gesture has led to strict adherence to the rules and regulations of COREN, adding that the resultant high standard achieved are obvious in the on-going Civic Centre at Fajuyi, Afe Babalola Event Centre at Adebayo and the State Pavilion among others.
The COREN boss however condemned the siting of some petrol filling stations too close to the main roads, noting that the location of such service stations could constitute danger to motorists and commuters on the roads.
Advising private investors and property owners to emulate the state government by employing registered engineers as developers for their projects, he warned quacks to desist from engaging in illegal and unprofessional interferences that he claimed are usually responsible for collapse of structures.
In his response, the Commissioner for Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Remi Olorunleke who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Oluwafemi Ajayi restated the state government’s zero tolerance for property development in the state without proper approval.
Olorunleke said that the state government embarked on the Urban Renewal Project in order to ensure a modern and well planned environment, adding that the scheme would also correct the existing anomalies in physical development in the state.
Last modified: May 28, 2014