In order to perform their roles properly as one of the key stakeholders in the housing sector, Chairman, House Committee on Land, Lagos State House of Assembly, Sikiru Osinowo, has urged surveyors to be up to speed in the profession by continally upgrading their skills.
Osinowo made this remark on Thursday during the 32nd Annual General Meeting and Luncheon of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) in Lagos.
Osinowo who was represented by Omoba Adeyinka, a member of of the Lagos House of Assembly, said that surveyors were key players in the land administration system of a country, noting that they are very vital in the settlement of land disputes and other related land matters.
“The importance of surveyors cannot be over-emphasised because in cases of land dispute, it is the surveyors that come to determine the exact size of the land.
“The role of surveyors in land matters is so important that if there is no surveyor, there will be no land too,” Osinowo said.
He, therefore, appealed to surveyors to rise to the occasion and play their roles effectively in land administration.
In his lecture titled ‘Flood Risk Management and Disaster Mitigation: The Roles of Multi-Disciplinary Professionals’ Managing Director, Ornament Engineering Limited, Sunday Egbiki said that surveyors were invaluable in managing flood risks as they were well trained to get effective survey map of a land to be able to determine the elevation of an area.