The Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has tasked its members to practice within the provisions of the Institute with regard to cost management and best practices.
President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mr. Michael Olayemi Shonubi gave the task to the members of the built environment on cost management best practices saying that is the way to retain the dignity of the profession.
Shonubi made the call during the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors’ two-day National Workshop with the theme, Managing Construction Projects in Turbulent Times.” held in Benin City, Edo state.
He harped on the need for sustainable infrastructure finance and investment, policy, regulatory frameworks, and standards for cost management of infrastructure.
Shobubi who commended Edo state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for the feat recorded in the construction industry in the state cited the construction of a local Refinery and other projects that have positive impacts on the citizenry.
He stressed the importance of the Workshop given the challenges facing the construction industry and encouraged professionals in the industry to collaborate and engage in innovation for global best practices.
“We Quantity Surveyors are Cost Advisers, Cost Experts to Project Promoters, be it government or private individuals. So, we have come here to Edo to look at issues together and to come out with ways that we can help mitigate the rising prices on the Promoters.”
Declaring the workshop open, Edo state Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, represented by Edo State Commissioner for Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development, Isoken Omo, expressed the government support and commitment to drive infrastructural development in Edo.
Obaseki charged Quantity Surveyors, and other stakeholders in the construction industry on quality and high standards with a view to ensuring clients have value for their money.
Meanwhile, the president of the Nigerian Institute Of Quantity Surveyors, QS Michael Olayemi Shonubi has described the hospitality of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion as equal to none in Africa.
Shonubi made the remark when he led other members of the Institute on a courtesy visit to the ESAMA of Benin and Honorary Romanian consul to Edo and Delta states of Nigeria, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion. The visit was to felicitate with the patriarch, ahead of his 89 birthday celebration. Members of the Nigerian Institute Of Quantity Surveyors arrived at the House of Igbinedion and were received by the patriarch of the house and Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.
In an address the President of the Institute, QS Michael Olayemi Shonubi said at 89 Esama of Benin has continued to provide meaningful support and played a fatherly role to numerous institutions, groups, and individuals. He noted that at 89 the Esama is still strong and full of wisdom to contribute to the development of his fatherland.
The Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion who was full of joy expressed gratitude to the Quantity Surveyors for the visit and enjoined them to keep on upholding the ethics of their profession while contributing to nation-building.
Some members of the Quantity Surveyors eulogized the sterling fatherly disposition of the Esama of Benin whom they said distinguished him from other Nigerians. The Nigerian Institute Of Quantity Surveyors were in Benin City for their 2023 national workshop.