The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors will hold its 26th Biennial Conference/ General Meeting November 17-21 2015 with the theme: “Politics, Policies and National Development – The Role of Professionals” at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
Over the years, the conference has become a melting point of transformational ideas capable of bringing about positive social and political change and making Nigeria earn its pride of place in the comity of nations.
The Secretary, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Jide Oke, said with the calibre of people expected to grace the conference, the event was “bound to produce concrete solutions and proffer the way forward in getting core professionals in playing important roles that contribute to good governance and policies capable of catalyzing national development”.
The President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Murtala Aliyu, said all is set to make the forthcoming conference a huge success.
He explained that although staging such an impactful event might require some hard work, but he was confident that the positive results the conference would generate would far outweigh the efforts put into organizing it.
Organisers say this year’s conference is set to be a watershed, as brilliant and eminent Nigerians would be on hand to deliberate and explore the theme of the conference.
Guest speakers include the honourable minister and former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi and Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.
Governor Akinwumi Ambode is expected to host the event.
The panelists will deliberate on high impact topical issues such as policy making and the economy: how will having more professionals in politics improve governance? How can the regulation of politics aid the politics of service and accountable politics: What roles can professional association play?
The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors was founded in 1969 by a group of Nigerians who trained, qualified and practiced in the United Kingdom but who upon returning to Nigeria sensed the urgent need to develop the profession of Quantity Surveying in Nigeria by establishing a parallel body to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of United Kingdom.
The Profession of Quantity Surveying is practiced in Nigeria along the same pattern as in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.
In America, they are known as Cost Engineers. Quantity Surveying functions is carried out in other countries under a variety of names.