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We need new technologies – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the Nation is in grave need for new engineering technologies to help improve infrastructure. According to him, our Nigeria needs to upgrade to quality engineering practice like developed countries.

According to the president, the issue of epileptic power supply will be addressed if there are new and improve technologies in the power sector.

The president represented by the minister of water resources Suleiman Adamu at the 27th Engineering Assemby of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

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.”

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