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Lagos architects to review activities

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Buoyed by the coronavirus pandemic which is presently ravaging the world, the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) plans to review its activities in the tune of the present realities.

The chapter chairman, Fitzgerald Umah, who disclosed this in a message to members, said the lockdown has no doubt changed the work culture and has also shown that things can be done differently.

He urged architects to continue to review their lives and how they can best affect humanity and our environment.

“As Architects, and at this time, we need to begin to rethink our way of life and begin to ask ourselves what we are called to do.

“We encourage all members to respect the current directive of Government to stay home and encourage all staff to work remotely wherever possible.

“Social distancing is one of the best ways for you to do your part in flattening the curve of this pandemic.

“We have already started to conduct Executive Meetings and Sub-Committee Meetings virtually and We are working towards facilitating our monthly business meetings and other engagements for our members via conference call.

“On our chapter’s activities, the present situation calls for a review and adjustments. With reference to the planned ‘Lagos Architects Forum’, the present reality requires that we review the scheduled event. In view of the above, we shall be communicating a revised schedule for the LAGOS Architects Forum 2020. We will also immediately reschedule other activities.

“On the NIA @ 60, we will work remotely to facilitate all necessary engagements as we continue to plan for our celebration of the NIA @60 at an agreed date”, he added.

Umah further advised his professional colleagues to pray for all the health workers around the world who are on the frontline of fighting the pandemic.


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