60th Independence Anniversary Message From Chairman, NIESV Lagos State Branch
On behalf of the members of the Executive Committee of the Lagos State Branch of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, I wish all members of “The Very Branch,” the good people of Lagos and all Nigerians a happy 60th Independence Celebration.
Indeed, there is so much to be happy about on our country’s 60th
Independence Anniversary. It is not a child’s play to have a heterogeneous society of about 350 tribes coming together as one state.
Our founding fathers had a dream of a great nation and each new year and each new day, we must keep working to uphold this dream and make Nigeria a greater country.
Interestingly, this year 2020 is our 50th anniversary as the oldest and
leading branch of NIESV, as NIESV was established 10 years after Nigeria attained her independence from the British Government. Since then, Estate Surveyors and Valuers from our dear Branch have been at the forefront of providing housing need solutions to residents of Lagos State and real estate advisory as well as solutions to the environment.
Our dear Branch, a model branch in Nigeria’s commercial capital city of
course, is also the melting pot for the country because our members are made up of people from virtually all the ethnic groups in Nigeria. So, we can say that we are a mini Nigeria building the nation together, and providing through our services, one of man’s most basic needs of life—housing.
As Estate Surveyors and Valuers, you have not only built worthy careers for yourselves, but have also shown love for our country with your works through selfless commitment to developing Nigeria’s real estate sector,
but there is still so much work to do. The country’s housing problems
remain largely unsolved. Our efforts and expertise are very much needed to continue to provide the solutions.
As I have always said, as critical real estate practitioners, we have roles to play inspite of our current challenges, in helping Nigeria to attain her expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $250 billion by the end of 2020 and many more. Let’s keep our eyes on the ball.
We must continue to join hands with the public sector and other private sector players to implement
housing policies that will benefit all citizens, including home owners,
tenants, government and other real estate sector stakeholders.
As we celebrate this 60th anniversary of our dear country, let us continue to pray for unity and take deliberate actions and decisions that are capable of enhancing unity in the country. This should reflect in the manner we do our businesses, relate with clients our staff and people in general.
While joining other Nigerians to celebrate this feat, let us not lose
our guard against the Corona Virus that has altered the global economy and social lifestyles. We must continue to keep to all safety guidelines as given by the relevant authorities. We cannot forget the invaluable sacrifices made by our health workers for the victory we have so far in the war against he pandemic. Let us jointly keep up the ante.
Once again, dear noble colleagues and friends, I say happy 60th independence anniversary celebration to you all.
God bless you.
God bless NIESV Lagos State Branch,
God bless NIESV,
God bless Lagos State,
God bless Nigeria.
ESV Adedotun Bamigbola, FNIVS, FRICS
Chairman, NIESV Lagos State Branch