• Monday, July 15, 2024
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NIESV to Spearhead Job Creation amid economic crisis

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The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), under the leadership of its President and Chairman of Council, ESV Victor Alonge, has reiterated its commitment to job creation and economic development in Nigeria.

Speaking at the 2nd statutory meeting of the Council for the 2024/2025 year, held in Abuja, Alonge outlined the institution’s strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing the profession and contributing to the national economy.

In his welcome address, Alonge emphasized the pivotal role of NIESV in navigating the rapidly changing global landscape and the necessity for proactive and strategic thinking among its members. He highlighted the institution’s intention to leverage the profession’s capabilities to create employment opportunities and support government efforts in maintaining housing infrastructure across the nation.

“Within the challenges lie opportunities we can take on, but we must be creative, we must help government and our clients create jobs,” Alonge stated.

He recounted his recent discussions with Lagos State officials, including the Honourable Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, regarding the poor maintenance of housing estates. NIESV’s commitment to developing a blueprint for sustaining these estates is expected to generate numerous job opportunities for its members.

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Alonge stressed the importance of Council’s role in driving transformational changes within the profession. He called for innovative proposals and position papers to be presented for Council consideration, ensuring that NIESV remains relevant and impactful.

“Council sessions must be more focused, highly effective, more productive, more engaging, and ultimately produce more positive outcomes,” he urged.

The President also announced plans to make Council meetings more inclusive by streaming sessions to allow broader member participation and feedback.

A significant highlight of the address was the upcoming inauguration ceremony scheduled for July 8, 2024, which Alonge described as historic and strategic.

Alonge called for maximum cooperation and support from Council members to deliver on the institution’s mandate and drive it to greater heights. “Let collective insights and robust inputs drive resolutions for service delivery to our nation and esteemed members,” he said.