Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi restates commitment to work with any professional body in the development of the state.
The state government has restated its commitment to work with any professional body that would assist in the rapid development of the state. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who stated this when members of Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers paid him a courtesy visit said the state government would want a hand of co-operation from the institute.
The governor described the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers as a group which falls into the category of professional bodies that seek to interact with frequently, due to vital role that its members play in such matters as maintenance of public infrastructure/assets, custodianship of land and landed properties, land economy, resolution of land disputes, formation of land and property laws and importantly too, in employment generation.
The governor who was represented by his deputy Hon. Cecilia Ezeilo restated government’s commitment to maintaining the existing partnership with their members, especially in such areas as valuation, letting, management or disposal of government assets in the administration of tenement/ property rate and in deed any venture that would help improve and boost the practice of the profession in the state.
The state chief executive urged the group to intensify efforts to check the activities of quacks and other tricksters in the profession ensuring that their members abide by the ethics of the profession at all times to ensure that the people in the lower class are not unduly denied access to land and property owing to exorbitant and excessive costs, demanding on plots of land.
Earlier while addressing the governor and some members of the state executive council, the Chairman of Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Estate Surveyor and Valuer Cosmas Eze noted that the essence of their visit is to congratulate the governor on the successful wining on the just concluded general elections.
They pledged that the association would continue to demonstrate their unalloyed support and full support to his administration. Mr. Eze maintained that the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers was a board set up by the federal government to regulate the practice of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in Nigeria.
This was made possible with degree CAP E. 13 of 1975 set up to regulate and control of the practice of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in the zonal level and as well the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The Chairman explained that the association has concluded an arrangement about having an office in Enugu to control and regulate the practice of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in Enugu zonal offices of the country but felt that the state would be first to have their zonal headquarters, being that Enugu is the regional headquarters the South East zone.
He appealed to the governor to allocate a portion of land to the association to enable the building project be taken off before the year runs off.