A new amendment to the COREN Law that strengthens the powers of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) with far-reaching authority to prosecute infractions, to regulate industrial training of Engineering personnel, and to guide capacity development of local content in the Nigerian engineering industry has been signed into law by a Presidential accent.
It is cited as the Engineering Ammendment Act 2019.
It is a matter that has been in the works for quite a while and has been seen as a major move to contend with quackery, to improve engineering delivery and generally forge an engineering practice environment which looks deeper into engineering beyond the cursory understanding of deliverables of science, technology and labour, especially so,in an information society.
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, to include Engineering Personnel, Broaden the power of the Council and the recognition of other professional bodies outside the Nigerian Society of Engineers to nominate representatives to the Council, among others.
All members of the Engineering family sat further to examine the stage of work and to make final suggestions in 2018.