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NIS to drive new technologies in surveying

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To remain relevant in the built environment sector, the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) plans to infuse new technologies on every aspect of its practice in the country.

The new President, Dr. Kayode Oluwamotemi, who stated this in an acceptance speech in Abuja, said all mechanisms needed to ensure surveyors prosper would be put in place.

He also pledged to undertake monitoring of infrastructure, such as dams, bridges and roads as well as pursue establishment of a law for the purpose.

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According to him, 95 per cent of private practitioners are engaged in cadastral surveying, adding: “We will ensure stability so that money spent on construction will not be wasted and disasters are averted.’

Oluwamotemi said: “We will resist strongly through constitutional methods any surveyor-general, who attempts to sabotage our efforts.

The immediate past president, Alabo Charlesye Charles, said, they will strive to bring value and relevance of the profession.

“We can attest to the growth in the infrastructure stock of the FCT, which is like a continuous development area. With the current tempo of development, in the next few years, residents of FCT will have quality of life,” he said.

Charles explained that Nigeria has a large stock of qualified and experienced surveyors, geomatics and spatial information managers to help government drive its policies and programmes to successful conclusions.

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