By Oluwaseun Sonde, Abuja.
The Registrar Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria ( ESUARBON) , Nweke Umezuruike has charged the newly registered Estate Surveyors and Valuers to observe professional ethic and standards in the interest of the country in the cause of their career.
He made it known in Abuja at the 42nd induction ceremony for the newly registered estate surveyors and valuers currently.
He urged the new members to uphold and observe the ethics of the profession while discharge their duty adding that the Institution would not hesitate to sanction any erring members.
Also speaking is the President Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers ( NIESV ) , Rowland Abonta who implored the new inductees to imbibe the professional ethics and standard adding that they would be personally responsible for their action and inaction .
Rowland told them to shun undue external influences that would make them to compromise standard . He added the NIESV would continued to provide empowerment through training and skill acquisition by various faculties of the Institution.
According to him ” I charge those of you being inducted today by the board to please imbibe and maintain their professional ethics and standards . You have been through the in the Institution , in your practice during your period of internships, as you will be personally responsible for your action and inaction . Avoid undue external influences for any purposes ”
He said the Institution would continue to assist the members to ensuring adherence to the ethics and standards of the profession.
” In this profession, the sky is your limit considering the training you have gone through . I say again we have a Godly heritage in the profession which make us the envy of most other professions . Be rest assure that we at management and council will continue to take every legal step and action to protect our our God giving area of competence gor the present and future generations for estate surveyor and valuers ” he said.
Speaking earlier, the Guest Speaker, Oludare Bello admonished the new members to be of good ambassador of the profession .He charged them to observe the provisions of the constitution of the profession both written and unwritten.
He advised that the new member to be focused and not to give up noting that they would face challenges and fierce competition in the cause of their career.
He charged them to be diligent and never compromise standards for the purpose of financial gain.
According to him ” As professionals we must continue to ask ourselves why are we in this profession ? Are we in this profession to be numbered among estate surveyors and valuers ?
Any shortcuts to compromise professional integrity will not allow God to uphold you or settle before him forever.
The second item is courage to succeed and push through whatever you are faced with . The new inductees must imbibe courage if you must go far in this profession . That is the courage to succeed in life . Success like is not for the lilly liver , you must believe in yourself and be determined .
” You will surely be confronted with challenges and sometimes fierce competition in the course of your career but you must nit look back or give up
” You must imbibe the culture of diligence, hardwork and determination. Diligence will make you stand before kings ” Bello said.
On his own part the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fasola who was represented by the Deputy Director ( Lands ) , Godwin Ityoachimin said the ministry would continue to collaborate and partner with the board in any area that would strengthen the estate surveyors and valuers profession in the country.