Reports have it that President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the executives and members of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that NSE had backed President Buhari’s signing of Executive Order 5 last year to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components.
While supporting the order, the President of the NSE, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, said “Those who doubt the capacity of local engineers is like questioning the capacity of a woman to get pregnant.”
President Buhari had in March this year, signed into law the Engineers Registration Amendment Act, 2019, which vested the constitutional right to the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) to regulate engineering practice in the country.
The meeting is reportedly still ongoing as at the time of writing this report.