Surveyors urge adherence to ethical standards
In order to prevent misconduct, the Surveyor Council of Nigeria has emphasised the importance of professionals upholding the highest ethical standards and industry-specific codes.
At the interactive session with applicants for resident and non-resident private practise surveyors held on Thursday in Lagos, Surveyor Ayokunnu Adesina, Chairman of the Lagos State SURCON Committee on Ethics and Practise of Surveying Profession, made the decision.
The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, through its State Ethics Committee, organised the interactive and orientation session for resident and non-resident applicant surveyors surveying private practise in Lagos State to nip the problem in the bud, according to the Acting Surveyor General of Lagos State, who stated that they are determined to stop the entry of quacks and sanitise the surveying profession in the nation.
According to Adesina, the training was created to encourage group responsibility in the built environment and to incorporate strict ethical standards into the conduct of professional surveyors in Lagos State and the rest of the nation.
In accordance with the provisions of the Rules and Regulations for the Control of Survey Practise of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria, Act, Cap. Four, two, Five of 1990, Adesina urged them to become familiar with the duties of the SURCON Committee on Ethics and Practise of the Surveying Profession.
‘’Let me state unequivocally that given the significant role that surveyors play in society, it is imperative to put more of an emphasis on completing tasks in a strictly professional manner.