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NIQS unfolds new brand identity, visits Babangida

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The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has unveiled its new brand identity.

President of the institute, Mohammed Abba Tor, who showcased the new identity at the organisation’s 2020 Annual General Meeting held in Minna, Niger State, said: “The essence of the rebranding is to properly situate the institute within the context of domestic and global changes to ensure it remains relevant to society and discharges its obligations to members in the most effective ways possible.”

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Moreover, he decried how the role of the quantity surveyor in the construction industry as the professional construction costs manager is sometimes overlooked.

Abba Tor explained that “overlooking the input of the quantity surveyors has negative impacts, ranging from costs inflation to procurement of sub-standard materials and misalignments between assumed projects’ material needs as well as the actual requirements.”

This year’s meeting, which included the induction of 239 new members of the institute, had the theme as “Cost Management of Mechanical and Electrical Services in High Rise Buildings”.

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During the three-day event, the leadership of the institute paid a courtesy visit to former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, who is the Grand Patron of NIQS.

Speaking at Babangida’s Hilltop residence in Minna, Abba Tor explained that the NIQS was being repositioned for the benefit of its members and the wider society for the next 50 years.

He said, “We will ensure that the next 50 years of the NIQS is anchored on foundations that can be leveraged on by its members to the benefit of the wider society.”

High point of this year’s AGM was the conferment of Honorary Fellowship on the Governor of Niger State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani Bello.

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