The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), now has a new president. He is Surveyor Body Adieaga, who formerly was the vice president of the institution.
This development was the outcome of the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the institution, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Making this known to The Tide in Port Harcourt, the chairman of NIS, Rivers State branch, Chief L.W. Chuku said that one of the major agenda for this year’s AGM was the election of new officials to take over the affairs of the body.
According to him, the emergence of Surveyor Body Adieaga as the new president of the institution followed the normal procedure and the constitution of the institution.
He said “being the former vice president, when the tenure of the president expires, the vice president will automatically move to become the next president of the institution, without any contest”.
Chief Chukwu also explained that Rivers State chapter was able to clinch the position of the auditor, which was one of the positions that was keenly contested, and won by Surveyor Chima Ogba.
The Rivers NIS boss also stated that the institution was also planning to host the world conference of surveyors in Nigeria, whose planning, he said have reached advanced stage. He said the event will likely take place next year when final arrangement have been made.
On the acceptability and recognition of the young Surveyors Forum (YSF), a body of students of surveyors in higher institutions of learning, the chairman posited that the forum is well known and acceptable to the NIS, adding that the institution also has an affiliate women group of professional surveyors.
Surveyor Chuku thanked the Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi for the elevation of the position of surveyor-general of the state to the status of a permanent secretary.