Stop engaging quacks in construction, estate surveyors warn
tHE Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Abuja Branch has asked Nigerians to avoid quacks when dealing with construction issues.
the Chairman of the branch, Mr Charles Ebiai, described quacks as desperate and out to undermine the ethics of the profession.
According to him, those who engage the services of estate surveyors and valuers should give the necessary recognition to their contributions in the development of the real estate industry.
Ebiai, who said this in a New Year goodwill message to members of the branch, also called on practitioners to commit to professional standards by ensuring that they carried out their practice in line with the ethics of the profession.
He urged them to work towards ensuring that the practice would contribute more to the betterment of society and advancement of humanity through accurate valuation and timely delivery of projects.
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.”
According to him, in order to improve the
quality of manpower requirements, the NIESV, Abuja branch, will 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.