Nige­rian es­tate sur­veyor gets global des­ig­na­tion

The Punch - - HOMES & PROPERTY - Mau­reen Ihua­maduenyi

ANige­rian and Lead Con­sul­tant, Nuel Mark and Part­ners, Mr Emmanuel Mark, has been des­ig­nated as the Se­nior Right of Way Pro­fes­sional of the In­ter­na­tional Right of Way As­so­ci­a­tion.

The IRWA Nige­ria Chap­ter 84, said Mark, who is its im­me­di­ate past pres­i­dent, is the first pro­fes­sional to have been so des­ig­nated SR/WA in Africa by the IRWA.

The as­so­ci­a­tion said the SR/WA des­ig­na­tion was spe­cial as it re­flected an ev­i­dence of pro­fes­sional ac­com­plish­ment.

The In­terim Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, IRWA, Daniel Stekol, said SR/WA was the pres­ti­gious pro­fes­sional des­ig­na­tion granted to those right-of-way pro­fes­sion­als who had achieved pro­fes­sional sta­tus through ex­pe­ri­ence, ed­u­ca­tion, and ex­am­i­na­tion.

While con­grat­u­lat­ing him on the feat, Stekol stated that Mark would be “walk­ing the stage in Min­neapo­lis at the awards and recog­ni­tion lun­cheon to cel­e­brate this ac­com­plish­ment.”

Mark said he was ex­cited to be the first mem­ber of Chap­ter 84 to ob­tain the SR/ WA des­ig­na­tion in Nige­ria and Africa.

he said the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion stood for the high­est stan­dard of ex­cel­lence in the right-ofway pro­fes­sion.

“It means a world of im­pec­ca­ble dis­po­si­tion for me. To be the first to be des­ig­nated SR/WA in my chap­ter, in Nige­ria and in­deed the African con­ti­nent as a whole is phe­nom­e­nal and a defin­ing mo­ment for me,” Mark said.

Speak­ing on the fu­ture of the right-of-way chap­ter in Nige­ria, the im­me­di­ate past pres­i­dent noted that there was a need to re­de­fine what the right-of-way pro­fes­sion meant.

he said, “We must work to­wards en­light­en­ing pro­fes­sion­als all over Africa about the IRWA and the sig­nif­i­cance of the pro­fes­sion in the de­vel­op­ment of in­fra­struc­ture real es­tate in Africa.

“It is no longer just about cre­at­ing right of way for high­ways and util­i­ties; the pro­fes­sion has be­come more com­plex. We have be­come more flex­i­ble and adapt­able with the changes in our prac­tice.”

Mark said he en­vi­sioned a chap­ter that would be more proac­tive in all as­pects of the pro­fes­sion.

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