Quantity surveyors have thrown their weight behind the urgent call for diversification of Nigerian economy, saying that the real estate sector and infrastructure development should form the plank for the nation’s economic transformation.
At an event organised by the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) in Lagos, the President of the Lagos State Chapter, Mrs Mercy Iyortyer, while speaking on the topic, “Economic Diversification: Impact on Real Estate Sector and Provision of Basic Infrastructure in Nigeria”, insisted that the relevance of the quantity surveying profession was inconstestible in the economic situation in Nigeria.
She said the body was committed to create jobs for the ever growing unemployed population.
She, however, expressed worry that only a handful of members were involved in real estate development and plans to encourage surveyors to venture into housing production and provision of infrastructure.
She pledged to undertake a census of members engaged in real estate development and ensure members take keen interest in housing delivery.
Source: The Tide