The estate surveyors and valuers regulatory body has charged newly registered members to observe professional ethics and standards.
The Chairman, Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON), Nweke Umezuruike gave the charge in Abuja at the 42nd induction ceremony for the newly registered estate surveyors and valuers. ESVARBON is the government’s regulatory arm for the estate surveyors and valuers.
He told the members to uphold and observe the ethics of the profession while discharging their duty adding that, the Institution would not hesitate to sanction any erring members.
Also speaking, the President, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Abonta Rowland, urged inductees to imbibe professional ethics and standards, adding that, they would be personally responsible for their actions and inactions.
Rowland told them to shun undue external influences that would make them to compromise standards.
He added that the NIESV would continue to provide empowerment through training and skill acquisition by various faculties of the Institution.
He said the Institution would continue to assist members to ensuring strict adherence to the ethics and standards of the profession.
According to Rowland, “in this profession, the sky is your limit considering the training you have gone through. I say again we have a godly and goodly heritage in this profession, which makes us the envy of other professions. Be rest assured that we at management and council will continue to take every legal step and action to protect our God-given area of competence for the present and future generations for estate surveyor and valuers.
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 the new members 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.
Bello also charged the newly registered to be courageous, adding it takes courage to succeed in any profession.
On his own part the Minister of Works and Housing 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.