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ESVARBON charges surveyors on integrity, professionalism

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Chairman, Professional Practice Committee,  Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON), Victor Alonge (left), President, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Roland Abonta (second  left), Registrar, ESVARBON , Ifeanyi Uzonwanne (third left), Vice Chairman, ESVARBON, Peter Ozili (middle);Chairman, ESVARBON (third right) Nweke Umezuruike, past President, NIESV, Emeka Eleh (second right) and Registrar Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Umar Murnai during ESVARBON 41st induction ceremony for newly registered estate surveyors and valuers in Lagos

Towards fulfilling the crucial role of the practice to the nation’s economy, Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) has stressed the need for members to maintain integrity and professionalism.

ESVARBON Chairman, Sir Nweke Umezuruike, made the call in Lagos at the 41st induction of over 172 new registered members of registered Estate Surveyors and Valuers in Nigeria.

He said that occasion and presentation of the instruments of registration, which attracted sister professionals in the built environment confers the inductees the right to practice as an Estate Surveyor and Valuer in Nigeria.

He urged them to conduct themselves and their affairs with integrity, stressing that the board will not fail in scrutinizing their activities and those who failed in their responsibilities.

According to him, since the instruments of registration bestowed to the inductees remained the properties of the board, it reserves the right to withdraw them from the inductees at any point they are adjudged to have used them in professionally irresponsible manner.

The ESVARBON boss urged the audience not to be a source that will have that will push any of the inductees into professional misconduct or even to sit idly while they move into the wrong side of the law.

Also the president of the Nigerian Institution Of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, (NIESV) Rowland Abonta extolled the continuous existing cordial relationship between ESVARBON and the profession, stressing that the commitment of the Board to its regulatory role has assisted in a great deal to the development of the profession Nigeria.

According to him, the standards and ethics in compliance with the Board rules and regulations
Institution (NIESV) on its part has assiduously improved on its standards and ethics in compliance with the board rules and Regulations

The National Council of NIESV, Abonta said, has approved the acquisition of software for checking plagiarism for its Membership Committee to ensure that the quality of new members of the profession meets International Standards.

“The use of Biometric registration is to be deployed for subsequent NIESV examinations in order to enhance standards. The Education and Membership Committees of The Institution have included key members of the Board in their membership for the same purpose of improving standards”, he added.

He therefore urged the Board to fast track the processes of validating the Nigerian Valuation Standards known as the Green Book as members of the profession are waiting anxiously for the formal approval of the Green Book for their use. “This will further improve the quality of valuation services in Nigeria”, he said.

In his remarks, NIESV past president, Emeka Eleh urged the newly registered members to keep to the tenets of the profession.
He stressed that the seal and stamp is a symbol of the Board, hence members should work with diligence, follow the rules and standards in other to defend the symbol.

Eleh in charging the newly registered surveyors said they should understand the duty of care between professionals and clients and strive to protect the image of the profession with good character and integrity.

According to him, there is no short cut to the profession as the best way of attaining excellence is through quality service.

Eleh emphasized that the work of Estate Surveyors are very sensitive, since their reports can be relied upon by banks to advance loans.

In their good will messages, the registrar of architect registration council, Umar Murnai and his counterpart in Quantity Surveying, Kola Adeyemo stressed the importance of integrity, excellence, professionalism, innovation and discipline in the profession.

They urged the newly registered members to live above board.


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