The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) have unveiled a new logo in commemoration of the institution’s 50th anniversary.
The unveiling which took place on Thursday at NICON Luxury Hotel Abuja was attended by members of the professional body from all parts of the country.
Speaking on the significance of the event, Estate Surveyor Roland Abonta, President Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers said the institution is unveiling their 50th anniversary logo for a whole year-long program that has just started. “The unveiling is part of the beginning of the celebration of our 50th anniversary which will last for one year,” he said.
On the contribution of the institution during its 50 years existence, Abonta said the body has recorded a lot of contributions.
He said, “For valuation, in the last 50 years of this nation, all private and public assets in this nation have been solely valued by professional estate surveyor and valuers. We have gotten involved in valuing the assets of NNPC, including the technical aspect, the plants and equipment of NNOC and the oil sector at large.
“We have also been involved in valuing buildings and other assets of federal and state governments. We have also been the ones managing the assets of the federation and individuals. We are the only known facility managers in Nigeria.
“In the area of housing our members have contributed immensely to bring to Nigerians the availability of houses and some of us have also contributed to developing houses in Nigeria. We have assisted government in policy formulation. For example, the national housing fund of 1992. We also help in the acquisition and payment of compensation.”
On the way forward for the institution, Abonta said that plans are ongoing to diversify the profession and improve their strategies for delivering their services; embracing ICT as hallmark for the services they render.
“We are also trying to nurture future generations of estate surveyors and valuers to sustain the legacy,” he added.
By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja