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COREN certifies Tunde Idiagbon Flyover, other projects

According to the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), the current Kwara State administration led by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is doing a good job on a few capital projects.

The federal government of Nigeria established the council as a statutory organization with the responsibility of regulating the profession of engineering in all its forms and consequences. The council was first founded by Decree 55 of 1970 and later amended by the Engineers (Registration, etc.) (Amendment) Act No. 3 of 2018.

Engineer Bashiru Lawal, the chairman of the state technical committee of COREN in Kwara state, told journalists that the inspection was part of the council’s mandate to oversee ongoing engineering projects in all regions of the nation as he led council members on a tour of some ongoing infrastructure projects by the state government on Wednesday.

The Tunde Idiagbon flyover in the Tanke neighborhood of the city of Ilorin, an 11-story building owned by the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), and certain private infrastructure throughout the state are among the projects that have been evaluated.

Our mission is to conduct a structural and aesthetic assessment of the Tunde Idiagbon flyover and report our findings to the global community. Here with me are COREN members that have a great deal of experience. The bridge’s structural integrity is ok. It can support both vehicle and human loads. It is not fearful for members of the public to drive on the road.

The state administration is focusing on aesthetics. I think everything will be in order by the time the government completes it. For us, the bridge’s strength is what counts.

“We’ve had meetings, examined test results samples, confirmed them, and determined that the work completed so far is capable of withstanding the test of time before today. Consequently, we advise Tunde Idiagbon flyover is okay for vehicular and human traffic,” he said.

To allow cars to use both sides of the bridge, the COREN technical expert recommended the state government to continue paving as the bridge’s finishing touches were being applied.

In addition, he urged the government to guarantee appropriate upkeep of the infrastructure and other projects after they were finished.

“As far as Colin is concerned, we are happy with the bridge’s structural stability, and once the work is done, the aesthetics will be flawless. The engineers overseeing the project are people we trust.

According to Engineer Lawal, the bridge’s ongoing restoration in some parts is being done to guarantee the provision of high-quality work.

Speaking next was Abdul Quawiy Olododo, the supervising commissioner for works, who stated that the state government was forced to sever ties with the project’s original contractor since the company was unable to complete the work to a high standard within the allotted time.

The first contractor to take on this project had to have his employment terminated for obvious reasons because he was unable to deliver the work within the allotted period.

We had asked for high-quality aesthetics delivery as part of the agreement, but when we found flaws, we had to end the deal and find a new contractor who could meet our requirements.

The commissioner gave an explanation for the government’s hold-up prior to the first bridge contract expiring, stating that there are procedures to be followed.

After we finished the switch, there was a waiting period while more work was done. He claimed that the bridge would therefore be finished in the first quarter of the following year.

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