Engr. Ali A Rabiu who is a COREN-registered engineer and Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, takes over from Engr. Kashim A. Ali who served two term as President of COREN from April 2013 to April 2019.
Engr Rabiu who was Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers comes with vast experience in management and policy making. 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.
Discussing the career milestones of the new COREN President, the Head of Public Relations, COREN, Haruna Ojonugwa said, “Engr Ali Rabiu 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.”
“Engr Rabiu also served as 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.”
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja, Ojonugwa described the new president as “an engineer who has a robust professional career in engineering, spanning thirty years during which he has served in various administrative and managerial capacities in the public and private sector.”
“Among other positions he held are 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.”
Born on the 24th of April, 1963 in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Engr. Ali A. Rabiu attended Bayero University, Kano, from where he obtained a Bachelor Degree and an MBA in Civil Engineering.
Apart from being a COREN-registered engineer and a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr Ali Rabiu is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (FNICE), Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Member, Nigerian Water and 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, the Emir of Lafia, Alh. Isa Mustapha Agwai 1. He is a recipient of various professional awards and recognitions.