COREN gets a new president

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) at its Extra Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 18th of April, 2019 elected Engr. Ali A. Rabiu, FNSE as the President of COREN.

Engr. Ali A Rabiu FNSE takes over from Engr. Kashim A. Ali, FNSE, FAEng, NPOM mni who served two term as President of COREN from April 2013 – April 2019.

Engr. Ali A. Rabiu, FNSE who was born on the 24th of April, 1963 in Lafia Nassarawa State attended Bayero University in Kano State from where he obtained a Bachelor Degree  in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Buisness Administration (MBA). He is a COREN  registered engineer and a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (FNICE), Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Member, Nigerian Water & Sanitation Association (MNIWASA), Member, Association of Consulting Engineers, Nigeria (ACEN) among others.

For his many contributions to the Community and his novel works in his home State Nssarawa, he was honoured with the traditional title of Cigarin Lafia by HRH, Alh. Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, the Emir of Lafia. He is a recipient of various professional awards and recognitions.

He has held some key positions such as: Member, Presidential Monitoring Team on DFRRI Rural Water and Sanitation Programme, Sokoto and Kebbi States, Consultant/Member, House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on the investigation of flooding of the Goronyo Dam, Sokoto State, Member, Governing Council, Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, Kano State. Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Kano Branch, Chairman, Technical Committee to assess the damages/loses caused by Fire outbreak at Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi Market, Kano State to mention but few.

Engr. Rabiu’s has a robust professional career in engineering spanning over 30 years where he has served in various administrative and managerial capacities in the public and private sector, some of which are; the Executive Partner, AR – AR Partnership, Consulting Engineering firm;  Senior Engineer, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Project, Project Coordinator, Bayelsa State Infrastructural Development Programme; Project Manager, Hotoro South Erosion Control Project, Kano State, Project Manager, Oforachi Irrigation Project, Kogi State; Project Manager, World Bank – Assisted Nasarawa State Community Based Urban Development Project, Karu;  Project Director, Nasarawa State Massive Programme on Road Construction to mention but few.

He has been responsible for, and involved in the design and supervision of several bridges, roads, concrete structures, water supply schemes, small dams, flood and erosion control works, environmental sanitation projects and community development programmes.

He is a former Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, with vast experience in management and policy making.

COREN and GIZ signed an MoU for the Certification of Skills in Clean Energy by COREN

Abuja, 14th October 2019 – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), for the implementation of the National Clean Energy Skills Certification in Nigeria.


Under this agreement, COREN, considering its mandate as an Engineering Regulatory Body and Skills Development Council, is now entrusted to serve as the National Certification Body for the certification of skills in Clean Energy in Nigeria. Delivering remarks at the Abuja Headquarters of COREN, the Country Director of GIZ Nigeria, Ina Hommers, said, “GIZ will continually support COREN in ensuring the sustainability of the certification process for qualified professionals in the renewable energy sector. The aim of this project is to establish a pool of locally-trained professionals who would harness the opportunities in the growing renewable energy market in Nigeria”.

Registrar of COREN, Engr. Prof. Joseph O. Odigure lauded the efforts and initiatives of GIZ-NESP in its promotion of capacity development in the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. In his address, he said, “COREN will ensure that adequate screening of the competency of the professionals are carried out, and qualified individuals will be certified accordingly to pursue a career in the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. This we will achieve, by maintaining a standard comparable to what is seen in the developed countries, in clean energy skills certification”.

The Nigerian Energy Support Programme is a 33 million Euro technical assistance programme, co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and is jointly implemented by the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It aims to promote investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification.


For further information/enquiries, please contact Head, Professional Proficiency Development and Certification Unit of COREN, Engr. Precious Onuoha ( on +234(0) 806 742 2582.


Payment for Security Seal

Payment for Security Seal (Paper)  is N7,000.00 which takes seven (7) working days while Stamp Seal (Metal) is N10,000 which takes 6 weeks.  The payment should be made through the Generic Payment on the COREN website and receipt brought to the Head Office for collection.