NIQS urges collaboration, innovation to ensure global best practices
Following challenges facing the construction industry, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has advised professionals in the industry to collaborate and engage in innovation that will enhance cost management best practices.
NIQS President, Michael Shonubi, who made the plea during the institute’s two-day national workshop with theme, “Managing Construction Projects in Turbulent Times,” held in Edo State, harped on the need for sustainable infrastructure finance and investment, policy, regulatory frameworks and standards for cost management of infrastructure.
Shonubi commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for the feat recorded in the construction industry in the state, citing the construction of local refinery and other projects that have positive impacts on the citizenry.
Obaseki, represented by Edo State Commissioner for Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development, Isoken Omo, expressed government support and commitment on infrastructural development.
He charged quantity surveyors, and other stakeholders in the construction industry on quality and high standards with a view to ensuring clients have value for their money.
MEANWHILE, Shonubi has lauded the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion for his continued support and fatherly role to numerous institutions, groups and individuals.
Shonubi made the remark when he led other members of the institute on a courtesy visit to the Honorary Romanian Consul to Edo and Delta states of Nigeria, to felicitate with the patriarch, ahead of his 89th birthday celebration.
The Esama of Benin, who was full of joy, expressed gratitude to the quantity surveyors for the visit and enjoined them to uphold the ethics of their profession, while contributing to nation building.
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