The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has called on its 292 newly inducted associate members to imbibe professionalism in the practice of real estate business.
The President of NIESV, Dr. Bolarinde Patunola-Ajayi, made the call at the 2017 Associates’ Induction of the institution in Abuja.
He said the induction of new members was to beef up the needed number of estate surveyors and valuers providing real estate services in Nigeria.
According to him, the association has about 5,000 members serving more than 180 million people in the country and that necessitated our eagerness to have more members to render real estate services.
He urged the inductees to uphold the constitution and code of ethics of the institution, adding that the various divisions available constitute areas of specialisation in NIESV.
“It is not possible for an individual to be an expert in all the 15 divisions, so you are advised to choose a maximum of four as desired for practices.
“You are required to further develop your expertise in your chosen division and be informed that as a specialist, your training and retraining in your chosen division is continuous,” he said.
The Guest Speaker, Hajia Fatima Olowokure, said the induction was a call for greater responsibilities and urged the inductees to remain focus in the practice of the profession.
Olowokure urged the inductees to do all they could to sustain and survive in the higher level they had attained, adding that high ethical standards, integrity and professional credibility were paramount.
She said hard work and professionalism were other important prerequisites for excellence in real estate practice in the country.
Mrs. Chioma Wogu-Ogbonna, who spoke on behalf of the inductees, commended the executive members of NIESV for the induction.
She pledged that the inductees would put in their best to project the image of the institution by ensuring adherence to the code of ethics of the profession.