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NIESV tasks inductees on ethics, professionalism

By Ann Godwin, PortHarcourt
14 December 2020   |   3:03 am
The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has charged its new inductees to shun the quest for quick wealth.

Second Vice President, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Kunle Alonge (left); NIESV President, Sir Emmanuel Wike and first Vice President, Johnbull Ameyeavbo during the induction of Associates in PortHarcourt, Rivers State.

The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has charged its new inductees to shun the quest for quick wealth.

NIESV President, Sir Emmanuel Wike, who gave the charge at the induction of 295 Associates in PortHarcourt, urged them to adhere to the ethics and tenents of the profession.

Wike told them to develop distinctive skills required to move into a constantly changing global economy.

According to him, the hallmark of every professional body including NIESV is loyalty, discipline and good conduct, stressing that loyalty to the institution is a major part of their obligation.

Speaking on the theme, ‘The Aftermath Effects of Covid-19 pandemic on Estate Surveying and Valuation Practice in Nigeria’, he advised the associates never to allow the desire to get rich quickly becloud the opportunity of enjoying the benefits of mentorship and excellence in practice.

Wike urged them to always make the difference even in situations when others are drifting, they should remain relevant in the profession.

“You must allow the code of ethics and practice to guide you at all times. Adherence to professionalism in the course of discharging your duties as professional estate surveyors and valuers is a must. Be relevant in the profession by belonging to and rendering services at the branch of the institution you belong to. You are to participate effectively in the activities of the branch and the national.”

The president warned that any member who contravenes the known standards of the profession would be sanctioned.
He commended the inductees for successfully completing their two years internship.

Wike called on the Federal Government to set up a robust agenda for housing delivery in the country, saying that there is an urgent need to address the current housing challenges and plan for future delivery.

He said it was time the leaders desist from playing politics with housing issues, pointing out that the ad-hoc and arbitrary approaches to solving housing problems should be stopped, as the method has not helped the nation.

The Chairman of the occasion, Onueze Okocha noted that the nation does not have sufficient estate surveyors, adding that the profession is lucrative, even as he assured new inductees of good success, if they remain committed.

“ Nigeria does not have enough estate surveyors. Those joining profession must recognise we have code of conducts that regulate our dealings with the clients, colleagues and the profession. Do not forget the rules and regulations that guide you as members of this body, obey them and act professionally”, he said.