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Monday 16 November 2015

Fayemi, Ambode, others gather to discuss 'professionals & national development at Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors conference

The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors is holding her 26th Biennial Conference/ General Meeting from 17th to 21st November 2015 with the theme “Politics, Policies and National Development – The Role of Professionals” atTHE ORIENTAL HOTEL, Lekki, Lagos. Over the years, the conference has become a melting point of transformational ideas capable of bringing about positive social and political change and make Nigeria earn its pride of place in the comity of nations.

The Secretary,MARKETING and Corporate Affairs, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Jide Oke is of the opinion that with the caliber of people expected to grace the conference, the event is bound to produce concrete solutions and proffer the way forward in getting core professionals in playing important roles that contribute to good governance and policies capable of catalyzing national development. 

The President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mallam Murtala Aliyu said all is set to make the forthcoming conference a huge success. He explained that though staging such an impactful event may require some hard work, but that he is confident that the positive results that the conference is expected to generate, will far outweigh the efforts put into organizing it.
This year’s conference is set to be a watershed, as brilliant and eminent Nigerians will be on hand to deliberate and explore the theme of the conference. Guest speakers include the honourable minister and former Governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the Executive Gov of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.  Host governor is the Executive Governor of Lagos, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode.

The panelists will be deliberating on high impact topical issues such as policy making and the economy: how will having more professionals in politics improve governance?How can the regulation of politics aid the politics of service and accountable politics: What roles can professional association play?
The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors was founded in 1969 by a group of Nigerians who trained, qualified and practiced in the United Kingdom but who upon returning to Nigeria sensed the urgent need to develop the profession of Quantity Surveying in Nigeria by establishing a parallel body to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of United Kingdom.
The Profession of Quantity Surveying is practiced in Nigeria along the same pattern as in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries. In America, they are known as Cost Engineers. Quantity Surveying functions is carried out in other countries under a variety of names. Thus, the role is universal.

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