Department of Educational Foundations, University of Uyo, Nigeria
*Corresponding author: Kingsley Akarowhe, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Submission: April 26, 2018; Published: August 03, 2018
ISSN 2578-0247Volume2 Issue2
The engineering sector in any nation has a prior role to play in the attainment of nations’ goals and objectives. These objectives and goals ranges from economic, social and political domain. This makes it quite relevant because it also cut across all domain of human endeavour. Hence engineering companies plays similar roles. In recent time in the developing countries of the world such as Nigeria, the objective and goals has not been achieved due to bed eviling problems facing local engineering companies. It is in consonance with this fact that, this paper intends to investigate problems facing local engineering companies-low patronage and untimely payment of benefits, high tax burden, lack adequate equipments/machines, environmental and cultural induced challenges, political factor, and lack of competencies in service delivery and way-forward-collaboration with in the union, review of state of industry, awareness programmes, review of contractual framework. It was concluded that if the possible way-forward as enunciated by the researcher is implemented the problems facing local engineering companies will be surmounted.