Surveyors trained on improving survey practice

Posted by News Express | 23 November 2020 | 986 times

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Surveyors in Osun State have been charged to equip themselves with update information and modern technology relevant to surveying practice so as to move with the current global trend.  

The State Chairman of Association of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN), Surveyor Joseph Oluborode gave the charge in Osogbo, the state capital during a one-day seminar with theme “Towards Improving Survey Practice”.

Oluborode said: “The era of analogue survey practice is over. We need to move our practice to real time. Our association is working hard to ensure that by first quarter of next year (2021), we will embark on our e-beaconing project.”

The seminar which attracted top facilitators from far and near was organised by APPSN in collaboration with Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Osun State Branch and the Osun State Surveyors Council of Nigeria Ethics Committee (OSSEC).

The Registrar of Surveyors Council of Nigeria, Surveyor Mohamed Mamman Kabir, and Surveyor Felix Iyiola of the Federal School of Surveying in their separate presentations took the participants through the tenets of the practice and urged them to be good ambassadors of the profession.

The SURCON Registrar emphasised the importance of the newly gazetted laws regulating survey practices, by which surveyors can practice in any part and on any land in Nigeria unhindered.

He reiterated that survey components in engineering works must be carried out by surveyors as spelt out in the Gazette.

Surveyor Kabir further itemised the procedures and qualifications needed by individuals to qualify as registered Surveyor.

Also speaking, the Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Dr. Tunde Fadahunsi in his presentation on “Ethics and Professional Conduct in Surveying Practice in Nigeria” highlighted the basic tenets of the profession, the professionalism required from practitioners, regulations and control, rules and ethics and urged Surveyors to leave above the board.

The Secretary of APPSN in the State, Surveyor Mayowa Ademilokun, said members of the Association are committed to ensuring best practices in the state and urged residents to always patronize only qualified surveyors.

The State Surveyor General, Surveyor Rasheed Abiola Adejumobi frowned that most surveyors have ignored the principle of Surveying called “Scientific Honesty”.

He said: “In this Principle, you don’t tinker with field observation in order to suit your desires.”

He appealed to all surveyors to always cooperate with government officials to get their survey plans right.

•PHOTO: L-R; Surveyor Joseph Oluborode, Chairman of Association of Private Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN) Osun State, Dr Tunde Fadahunsi, Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Osun State and Surveyor Mayowa Ademilokun, Secretary, APPSN, Osun State at a seminar organised by APPSN in collaboration with NIS Osun State branch and Osun State SURCON Ethics Committee (OSSEC)

Source: News Express

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