The Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON), has charged newly registered practitioners to eschew all forms of vices, enthrone professionalism and ethical standards.
The board stated this during its 45th induction ceremony, where 404 qualified persons were admitted into its fold.
A major highlight of the event is the unveiling of the board’s lapel pins and decoration of some eminent persons in the profession, which included past presidents and past chairmen of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) and ESVARBON.
Speaking to the inductees, ESVARBON’s chairman, Gersh Henshaw, charged them to be wary of any act of misconduct that could lead to the withdrawal of their seal and stamps.
He said though, they had all put in rigorous efforts to attain the level they are now, the board would continue to be a watchdog and hesitate to discipline anybody found to have behaved below the expected standard befitting of registered estate surveyors and valuers.
He said: “Even after your induction, you will still be under the watch and radar of the board and it will not hesitate to delist your name and recover possession of the seal and stamp given to you if you misbehave in your capacity as an estate surveyor and valuer.
“The same will also apply if the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Disciplinary Tribunal finds you culpable of professional misconduct,” he warned.
NIESV’s president, Sir Emmanuel Wike, who commended the board for enhancing the profession, urged inductees to be worthy ambassadors, by conducting their affairs in line with the defined codes of ethical standards.
According to him, NIESV has improved on its standards and ethics in compliance with the board’s rules and regulations.
This, he said, has led to the tremendous increase in the scope and works of estate surveyors and valuers in the country.
A fellow of the institution, Claire Chizea, who was the guest speaker, noted that the seal and stamp handed to the inductees entitled them to be addressed as noble colleagues said their nobility stands for tested and trusted character borne of integrity.
Chizea, who spoke on “Integrity A Sine Qua Non To Professionalism,” said integrity was anchored on perception of an image of honesty, truthfulness, accuracy, timeliness, foundational values for trust and confidence.
In his goodwill message, Registrar, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Umar Murnai, urged the inductees to enthrone ethical standards as specified by the board, adding that Henshaw-led administration has lifted the estate surveying and valuers’ standard.
Registrar, Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), Kuroshi Peter, charged the new inductees to add values to their profession as they launched out.
Represented by Mrs. Ojo Atinuke, Kuroshi, charged the newly inducted to avoid acts that could dent their image, that of the profession, the built environment and the nation at large.
A representative of the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC), Moses Ogunleye, urged the new intakes to follow the good path in the course of their professional engagements.
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