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Monday, 5 June 2017

COREN appoints Omisore as University accreditation resource person

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering profession in Nigeria, COREN has appointed former deputy governor of Osun State and two-term Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyiola Omisore Phd, FNSE, CON, as a resource person in the accreditation visitation team to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State.
In a letter signed by the Registrar of the Council, Engr. W. Kamila Maliki, FNSE, mni, Dr. Omisore, a COREN certified Engineer, is expected to serve as a resource person to the visiting accreditation panel. He is required to cover the undergraduate programme of Mechanical Engineering at the institution.
The team is expected to stay for five days at the University,  after which they will turn up their reports.  
In this selfless service to the development of engineering study, Dr. Omisore has once again demonstrated his commitment to socio economic growth of the nation. To accredit an institution, is a hallmark of academic fulfillment. This has shown that Omisore is well grounded in the required standards of professional and technical excellence, combined with knowledge of the infrastructural, manpower and training requirements of the assignment.
Omisore has in the recent past been canvassing for the need for governments at all levels to embrace appropriate models in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) initiative.  In November last year, Omisore was a guest speaker at the Nigerian Society of Engineers Annual Conference and African Engineering Confab in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He presented a paper on the topic: Nigeria’s Infrastructure Deficit:  Beyond the Limitation of Finance in Public Private Partnership and Project Procurement Options.
He was also the guest speaker at the Nigerian Engineering Conference 2017, an event organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Students Chapter of the Obafemi Awolowo University on May 29, 2017.
He has authored several articles, literatures and presented papers on Engineering, Infrastructural Development and Public Private Partnerships in and outside the country.
He started his early professional life with the firm of Drake and Gordham while in the United Kingdom, in the early Eighties where he received on the job training and rose to top management positions. The same firm Drake and Scull (Nig) Ltd took him back home to Nigeria where he worked on major Engineering projects. It was while working at Drake and Scull that his project management skills were horned. He later established his own Engineering firms; Mechelec Consultants –an Engineering Consultancy outfit and Chrisore Engineering Limited – an Electrical Engineering firm.
In his pursuit of excellence, the Senator who is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and equally a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, England and Wales has attended several courses in different high profile institutions. He did the Advanced Budgeting Course at the George Town University, Washington DC, USA; the Appropriations and Public Finance Course at the ABS Academy, Athens, Greece; the Advanced Leadership Course at the University of Carolina; The Innovation and Leadership Course at the West London College; the Public Finance Course at the Harvard University and the Aid Effectiveness and Donor Harmonization Course at the Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH, Germany.
The erudite politician holds two engineering degrees and a postgraduate certificate from Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom. He also holds a Ph.D. in Infrastructure Finance from the International School of Management, Paris, France.

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