Fashola Implores Estate Surveyors to Explore Technology, Innovation in their Profession
Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, SAN has urged the Estate Surveyors and Valuers in the Country to explore modern technology and innovation in the practice of their profession.
He said " As newly inducted Estate Surveyors and Valuers, I implore you to explore modern technology and innovation in enhancing professionalism and good service delivery in your day to day tasks".
The Minister spoke in Abuja as a special Guest of Honour at the 44th Induction Ceremony of newly registered Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Thursday June 17, 2021.
Fashola was represented by the Honourable Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar D. Aliyu, FNSE.
The Minister described the induction of the new members to fully practice Estate Surveying and Valuation in the country, as timely, especially this critical time that the infrastructures in Nigeria are undergoing re-engineering and rehabilitation.
" Your responsibilities have now been increased as the thrust of Government is about infrastructures, which requires professionals like you to help drive her interest and safeguard wastage" he said.
Fashola also charged them to look at the potentialities and contributions their Profession can unlock in this dare time that the nation's infrastructures and national assets are experiencing deficit.
While commending the ESV Board for giant stride in uplifting the profession in terms of capacity building, Fashola also noted the critical role the Board is playing in regulating and controlling the practice of the profession in Nigeria.
He listed: securing the establishment and maintenance of Register of persons qualified to practice the profession and publication of lists of such persons and firms, has greatly enhances professionalism in the practice.
On the same vein, Fashola noted that the Estate Surveyors and Valuers (Registration. etc) Act (CAP. E13 LFN2004 enpowers the Board to provide operation license for institutions that meets specific minimum standards, explaining that, the Board has so far registered up to 4,000 practitioners, 4,000 firms and accredited about 35 institutions of higher learning.
He charged the BOARD to ensure that the stock of Estate Surveyors and Valuers is increased to meet the needs of the Nation.
On the challenges, Fashola said " the challenges are extremely large especially in the areas of legislation, little recognition by the public, invasion of the industry by unlicensed and unprofessionals amongst others".
Accordingly, he assured that, the Ministry of Works and Housing is doing all it can by creating enabling environment where Estate Surveyors and Valuers can strive and make impact to support the Nigerian economy.
The Minister disclosed that many Estate Surveyors and Valuers have submitted expression of interest to execute the Ministry's valuation works in all Federal Secretariats across the country, which he said is already going through the procurement processes.
He explained that the Ministry is presently desirous with the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) meant to achieve resource utilization and management of assets for decision making.
Accordingly, Fashola challenged them not to rest on their little achievements but to continue to strive towards loftier goals by making Nigeria a better place for economic growth
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING, BABANGIDA HUSSAINI, DIRECTOR PUBLIC BUILDING AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ARC. SOLOMON ZOMUCHE LABAFILO AND SOME OTHER DIRECTORS IN THE MINISTRY INSPECTING THE PROTOTYPE HOUSING ESTATE ZARIYAWA WARD, DIKKO, SULEJA, NIGER STATE
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Babangida Hussaini, Director Public Building and Housing Development ARC. Solomon Zomuche Labafilo, Director Public Procurement Yusuf A. Argungu and other Directors during site inspection of the Prototype Housing Estate Zariyawa Ward, Dikko, Suleja, Niger State.
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING, BABANGIDA HUSSAINI, DIRECTOR PUBLIC BUILDING AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ARC. SOLOMON ZOMUCHE LABAFILO, DIRECTOR FEDERAL PUBLIC ASSET MANAGEMENT ARC. ONOKWAI TINA AND SOME OTHER DIRECTORS IN THE MINISTRY INSPECTING THE PROTOTYPE HOUSING ESTATE PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 GWAGWALADA-KUJE ROAD, FCT, ABUJA
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Babangida Hussaini, Director Public Building and Housing Development ARC. Solomon Zomuche Labafilo, Director Federal Public Asset Management Arc. Onokwai Tina and some other Directors in the Ministry inspecting the Prototype Housing Estate Phase 1 and Phase 2 Gwagwalada-Kuje Road, FCT, Abuja