Estate surveyors induct Patunola-Ajayi as president
Members of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) have inducted Dr. Bolarinwa Patunola-Ajayi as the 22nd President.
The induction formed the climax of the 46th annual conference held in Abuja, where the new President pledged to take the institution to an unprecedented height locally and internationally.
He told The Guardian that he would dwell on capacity building of members and check current rate of incursion of foreign professionals. “Illegal practicing without recourse to the law of the nation is a battle we have to fight, and we can only win when we are well grounded professionally.
“We must distinct in our professional practice, and better than the quacks and the foreigners. We are not saying we have closed our door to the foreigners, but they must go through the right channels.”
Dr. Patunola-Ajayi said that the body would build strong ties with institution offering estate management and valuation to guarantee quality of graduates; practicing firms would be encouraged to adopt school through support and oversight functions and probationers that fail in the arms of thesis and interview, will be provided an intervention in the areas of deficiency through training.
He also intend to use the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as benchmark on standard and other rules of engagement, put in place a functional and well equipped library.as well as create a centre for research and development.
The president said that part of the five point agenda includes reviewing of NIESV constitution, rules and regulations of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) and create a joint task force under the compliance and monitoring unit as well as good corporate governance.
“NIESV would not grow without vibrant relationship with relevant international professional bodies such as international valuation standard board, RICS and American Society of Appraisals, “ Patunola-Ajayi said.
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