In an effort to maintain standard in the profession, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has called on Nigerians to patronize genius professions not quackery in other to avoid building collapse as witness in some areas in the country.
The President of NIQS (QS) Mohammed Abba Tor made it known during an interview with the newsmen at a 2-day workshop on contract documentation and standardization of bills of quantities using the BESMM 4R and E-logbook training by Kaduna State chapter.
The President disclosed that, “collapsed of buildings is as a result of engaging quackery, people not engaging the right personnel to work for them and also as a result of looking for cheap labour”.
The President also in his address, admonished members to acquaint themselves with some of the institute’s latest documents that were launched during their Annual General Meeting in Minna.
QS Tor said that the digitalization is primarily to bring us up to speed with global best practice and to make the processes friendlier and easier for both supervisors and Candidates, he said.
Represented by the Vice President, Kene Nzekwe FNIQS, the President also commended the Governor of Kaduna state Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-rufai for his diligence and hardworks in the Kaduna state.
He went further to say that, ” I want to use this opportunity to salute the Governor for his numerous landmark achievements in all the sectors of the State, we are indeed very proud of him for what he has been able to achieve in the state”.
Also speaking earlier, the Chairman Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Hon. Muhammad ALIYU Gimba also commended Governor el-rufai for his good work in Kaduna state, saying that “this is the kind of person we need at the national level”.
” Governor El-rufai as u all are aware is a quantity surveyor by profession, no wonder he was able to do alot for kaduna within 5 years of his leadership. You people are lucky to have such a noble man as your member” he said.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman of NIQS Kaduna state chapter, (QS) Abdullahi Idris Gambo said that E-logbook is designed to train both Candidates and Supervisors on the intrigues of filling and assessing their logbook digitally, he said.