It’s the auspicious gathering of the Nigerian Engineering Family! It is said that when great minds gather, great things happen. Oh yes, that’s what it is! In fulfillment of one of its mandates to promote and update practitioners of the engineering profession through Continuing Professional Development, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) inaugurated and held the first ever Engineering Assembly in 1993, with this year’s Assembly as the 27th in the series.
This august event is the annual biggest gathering of engineering professionals in Nigeria, which brings together Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Craftsmen, Engineering Firms, Engineering undergraduates and other stakeholders from all walks of life.
The COREN 27th Engineering Assembly is here. In its bid to improve synergy between professionals in the built environment, COREN has carefully chosen this year’s Assembly Theme to be “THE NIGERIAN BUILT INDUSTRY: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE STRUCTURE WITH ALLIED PROFESSIONALS”. This big event which has been scheduled to hold on Monday, 6th – Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, will serve as a forum for professional interactions, presentation of technical papers, celebration of successes, discussion of Engineering problems and charting ways to move the practice of the profession forward. It will climax with a dinner, which will give all participants the opportunity to network, unwind and dine together.
Very distinguished personalities are expected to attend the Assembly. These include the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, being the Special Guest of Honour; Executive Governor of Taraba State as the Chairman of the Opening Ceremony while the Executive Governor of Lagos State will be the Co-Chairman; Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing as the Chief Host; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory as the Host and President of COREN as Co-Host.
The Guest Speaker will be Barrister Ekpo Owo Nta, former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC). Other dignitaries include: Members of the National Assembly, particularly members of the Committee of Works, Honourable Ministers, State Governors, Captains of Industries, Royal Fathers, Elder Statesmen of the Engineering Profession and other very important participants and guests.
It is mandatory therefore, for all engineering personnel to attend. Come one, come all. Plan to be there. Let the countdown begin.