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Surveyors call for review of professional practice regulation

Surveyors call for review of professional practice regulation

Members of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESVs) have called for a total overhaul of some of their professional practice regulation

The review of these regulations and laws would not only aid the practice of estate surveying in Nigeria, but will also place the realtors on a global competitiveness and thereby boosting real estate sector of the nation’s economy.

Speakers and participants of the NIESVs’ 2nd 2015 National Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) Seminar, which focused on: “Modern Business Innovations To Sustainable Professional Practice”, held in Lagos last week, shared this view.
The seminar, which was well-attended, had three speakers including a public relations practitioner and Managing Director, CMC Connect (Perception managers), Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, a tax expert, who is also a Director, KPMG, West Africa, Mr. Wole Obayomi and renowned realtor, Mr. Chudi Ubosi.

Kick-starting the forum through his welcome address, chairman MCPD committee, which organised the seminar, Mr. Azubuike Unigwe said, It was pertinent to acknowledge some of the efforts we have made in the past towards creating a framework that would engender the emergence of “mega firms” in our profession.

“In particular, the “Ada Retreat:, to my mind, remains a laudable attempt, albeit, a starting point. One positive outcome of the Ada Retreat is that the restriction against the use of pseudonym for our professional practice has now been removed, particularly for those who are interested in going into partnerships.

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In an interview with The Guardian, Unigwe said though his committee having observed some missing links in the modus oprandi of many of their professional colleagues, resorted to organise the seminar and focus on the topic.

According to him, “Naturally, I agree that, it is about time to change some of these rules. However, I believe that, it is better we go about it through getting more converts, who will beginning to see the practice in order ways.”

But Unigwe believed that “changing the practice to business needs awareness creation through seminars like this; we will change those rules by winning people over, by changing their mind-set. We need to gain more grounds and win more converts with new way of thinking and we will continue to elect visionary leaders who would consistently strive to change people’s mindset”

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