Rivers Surveyors Seek Partnership Against Quackery


The Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Rivers State branch, Surveyor Chukwudi Ezi has said that the body would partner the office of the Surveyor-General of the State to right quackery in the profession.
He said this when he led a delegation of the executive on a courtesy call to the Surveyor-General/Permanent Secretary Surveyor Noel Elenwo, in his office in Port Harcourt last week.
Ezi pointed out that the move became crucial as part of efforts to bring the profession back to its rightful position.
According to him, quacks have reduced the image of the body, which he hoped would be revived on a good understanding with the Surveyor-General.
He said that since good governance was a better way of doing business, the group would be in a hurry to partner the highest surveyor in the State and relevant stakeholders.
The State Chairman of NIS, also mentioned the need to retrieve surveyors’ seals, from deceased members’ families as to enable the association know its genuine practitioners.
He narrated how some deceased members’ families have become surveyors over night by making use of the deceased members seals.
Ezi stressed that until such unethical practice was corrected, the body may not bounce back to full professional practice.
Another way to improve on the practice in the state, he said, was to review the surveyors practising fees.
Still on the way forward, he noted that his administration has concluded plans to visit government establishments and other users of survey services so as to intimate them on the branch’s challenges and the possible solution.