- President Muhammadu Buhari says the country is in dire need of new engineering technologies to improve infrastructure development
- He says there is need to upgrade the quality of engineering practice in the country
- According to him, there is need to concentrate on the application of modern engineering technology in road construction
As Nigerians continue to grapple with epileptic power supply, President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country is in dire need of new engineering technologies to address its power supply and metering challenges.
Vanguard reports that the president was represented by the minister of water resources, Suleiman Adamu at the 27th Engineering Assembly of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
NAIJ.com gathers that emphasis was laid by the president on the need for an upgrade in engineering practice in Nigeria.
He said: “Our country is in dire need of new engineering technologies to improve our infrastructure development. We need to upgrade the quality of engineering practice and concentrate on the application of modern engineering technology in road construction, power, manufacturing and housing among others.
“New engineering technologies are also needed to improve services in agriculture, transportation and power sectors, particularly to revamp our power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as our metering system.
“Similarly, the absence of up-to-date engineering curriculum to reflect the current global trends in engineering, has drastically reduced the competitiveness of our engineers. There is a deserving gap between engineers trained in Nigeria and those trained abroad. There is the need for our universities to turn out quality and world grade professionals.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the country had the capacity to generate not less than 7,000 megawatts of electricity.
Fashola, who was responding to questions at a forum in Abuja, also said that transmission chains had also developed capacity to transmit the same megawatts.
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