The Nigeria Institute
of Surveyors (NIS), have issued a communiqué, stating its commitment and support for the anti-corruption cause of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN).
The communiqué, contained in a statement released by the institute and made available to The Tide, was drafted at the end of the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) and conference of the institute held in Osogbo, Osun State, recently.
The communiqué commended the Federal Government for its commitment in the fight to reduce corruption to its barest minimum in the country.
The communiqué noted that professionals have a key role to play in the fight to end corruption.
According to the communiqué, the surveyors have resolved to champion the war against corruption by ensuring that they collaborate with relevant authorities to sanction corrupt practices in the interest of national development and asked government to always engage professionals to enhance the nation’s development.
The statement, further said that the surveyors expressed concern over the non-constitution of a new Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) since the former body was dissolved, saying that the development was stifling their professional practices.
They urged the presidency to constitute new members of the council which list of nominees has already been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s office.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Beyond Mapping: Integrating Geospatial Solutions for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development in Nigeria.”