The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Kaduna state branch, has resolved to fish out quacks who are denting the image of the profession without any further delay from the system completely.
It was made known by the newly elected Chaiman of the branch, ESV Ambrose Okofu, said his tenure will not rest until only geniue professionals will be allowed to remain in the profession.
” I am going to adopt stakeholders engagement with policy makers at the executive arm, judiciary, the legislature and other relevant agencies of the government, as well as enforcing market rules amongst key industry players to encourage the real estate market.
” It is my opinion that our industry at this time will benefit a lot from the openness to dialogue of the profession as a means to address some of the ills of the market today for long-term sustainability, growth and ease of doing business.
” We are fully aware that there is a need for us to come together to save our industry now more than ever. The economic space is shrinking and businesses are facing greater threats and our practice is not insulated from developments in the global economic space.
” It therefore behooves on us to respond quickly to the changing dynamics of the market space so that we do not go extinct in the face of the global pressures on our businesses, as there’s no better time than now to strengthen the institution and reposition it for the task ahead”, ESV Okofu stated.
He went further to say that, a lot of efforts and resources have been deployed in the recent past to achieve all as promised by the outgoing leadership and reflected in his commitment towards it’s actualisation.
” My promise to my dear colleagues is to ensure that during this adminstration, we shall have engagement of stakeholders both government and individuals, advocacy shall be paramount in our activities, human capital and strategic development, welfare of members cannot be over-emphasized, mending broken fences among colleagues and entrenching love and unity, training and retraining of members and many others,” he added.