The Abuja Branch of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has called on practitioners to commit to professional standards by ensuring that they carry out their practice in line with the ethics of the profession.
They were also urged to work towards ensuring that the practice is for the betterment of society and advancement of humanity through accurate valuation and timely delivery of projects.
The call was made on Monday, January 7, 2019 by the Chairman of Abuja NIESV, Charles Oghenero Ebiai, in his new year message to members.
Ebiai also called on Nigerians, especially those who engage the services of estate surveyors, to give the necessary recognition to the contributions of estate surveyors and valuers in the development of the real estate sector, while urging them to shun quacks who are desperate and out to undermine the ethics of the practice.
He said: “As committed estate valuers, we must at all times seek to uphold the ethics of our noble practice in all that we do. We must shun all forms of violations of standards. The NIESV is committed to seeing that members are well trained and equipped with modern skills through relevant trainings. I urge our members to take advantage of these trainings to the benefit of their individual practice and our collective service to our country, while I also call on all Nigerians to patronise registered estate surveyors and valuers so that sanity will be maintained.”
He added that, in order to improve the quality of manpower requirements, the Abuja NIESV Abuja would partner with the University of Abuja and other higher institutions of learning to provide professional trainings to current and future practitioners as a way to ensure that the institution is always ready with needed manpower and able to meet the demands of society.