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  • Engineers Amendment Act Signed into Law

    Posted 2019-03-26 11:24:02 by: ENG Team

    Engineers Amendment Act Signed into Law. President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Engineers Amendment Act, 2019. The principal Act establishes the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria – COREN’ with power vested and broadened the powers of COREN with far-reaching powers of prosecution of infractions, regulating industrial training of Engineers, capacity building of local content in Nigeria engineering industry. The new law also grants COREN powers of: “prosecuting any person or firm that contravenes the provisions of this Act in a court of competent jurisdiction; regulating industrial training schemes in engineering practitioners and students; a. Ensuring capacity building and monitoring local content development in the Nigerian engineering industry through – mandatory attachment of Nigerians to expatriate engineers on major projects to understudy them from inception b. Ensuring that all foreign engineering firms establish their design offices in Nigeria. c. Granting of compulsory attestation to all expatriate quota for engineering practitioners, including turnkey project, that there are no qualified and competent Nigerians for the job in question at the time of application and that granting of the expatriate quota shall be contingent on training of such number of persons as may be required for the execution of the job, and; d. Ensuring that, before being allowed to practice in Nigeria, such foreign engineering practitioners granted work permit, register with the council and obtain such licenses as may be required from time to time e. Investigating engineering failures. He said that the new Act further admits into the Council (COREN) the following: 1. Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering  2. Nigerian Society of Engineering Technicians   Nigerian Association of Engineering Craftsmen One person each appointed to represent the –  1. Association for Consulting ...

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