BY CHIKA OKEKE- Abuja
The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has canvassed the concession of locally-produced constructing supplies to encourage producers of uncooked supplies, including that there ought to be deliberate efforts by all ranges of authorities to encourage native producers in the nation.
President of NIQS, Mohammed Abba Tor, who acknowledged this in Abuja yesterday, throughout a media tour of the new headquarters at Mabushi, disclosed that concession would increase job creation and crash the value of constructing supplies particularly the rising value of cement.
While commending the federal authorities on the National Housing Programme (NHP), he acknowledged that skilled our bodies in the constructed sector have been straight or not directly concerned in the programme, including that members of NIQS had visited President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, requesting that federal authorities ought to intervene in offering mass housing for Nigerians.
Tor inspired the public and non-public sectors to have interaction the providers of certified professionals in constructing development, saying that in case of any collapse, the skilled our bodies would sanction the defaulters to allow the investor recoup its funding.
He described the new headquarters as a useful, well-designed and purpose-built workplace advanced that befits the standing of the NIQS as an expert physique that has been in existence for the previous 50 years.
According to him, “The edifice is one of the fundamental strategies of the NIQS in ensuring that the next 50 years is anchored on a solid foundation, which signals our commitment to our esteemed members and the wider society”.
Tor nonetheless appealed to the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) to speed-up the development of the hyperlink highway alongside the NIQS crescent, with a view to ease accessibility, and stimulate social and financial actions in the space.
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