Experts calls on estate surveyors to maintain strict professionalism
By Our Correspondent
A pioneer founding member of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Delta State Chapter, ESV. Obriak Mila Uloho has called on Estate Surveyors and Valuers in the country to maintain strict professionalism in the process of carrying out their duties.
Chief Uloho made this call in Warri when members of the state chapter of NIESV led by their chairman, Chief ESV Efe Appih paid a condolence visit to the family of their late colleague, Late ESV Bernard Edricson Akporaiye.
The pioneer founding member of the NIESV who spoke to journalists during the visit said Estate surveyors should not focus on making illegitimate money, adding that it is better to have little money and live in peace than to have excess and not live in peace.
He said, “Though the profession is a business, it should not be strictly regarded as such. A professional will put many things together to be truly regarded as a professional. Professionals who live according to the ethics of their profession would never have problems in life.”
On his part, the chairman of NIESV, Delta State, Chief ESV Efe Appih who spoke on behalf of his members told the family of late Akporaiye that they were there to mourn with the family and also to assist the family in any way they can as they plan for the final burial rites of their late colleague.
He said the late ESV Akporaiye was among the first crops of Nigerians who studied and graduated at the College of Estate Management (London University) and was a founding member of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, adding that he has trained a lot of young generation of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in the country.
“Late ESV Akporaiye was the pioneer Branch chairman of the old Midwest and old Bendel and he has stood well to protect the profession since then. He was the first Estate Surveyor to be appointed into the Governing body of a polytechnic in the federation to represent professional interest. He was appointed an external Assessor and later examiner to the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, now Federal Polytechnic of Auchi in 1976,” ESV Appih said.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on the proliferation of quacks into the profession, Appih said his administration will do all it can to ensure that quacks are chased out of the profession, just as he urged members of the public to beware of fake Estate surveyors in the state.
Earlier, responding on behalf of the family, Mr Godwin Abigor thanked members of the NIESV for the condolence visit, saying that the family is overwhelmed with the outpouring of support being given to them by the professional body.
Mr Abigor disclosed that the family has fixed October 5th and 6th 2017 for the burial ceremony of late Akporaiye, urging the body to make themselves available during the two days burial ceremony.
“I want to appeal to this body to avail themselves for the burial ceremony of your colleague so that we can all honor our father and your late colleague. We urge you to join us in honoring this great man who has been a pillar to our community.”