Written by NIESV
Posted on 20-03-2020
Suspension Of 2020 Annual Conference/AGM and the Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebrations
With reference to the incidence of the pandemic Corona Virus ravaging the nation and the entire world, the National Council has resolved to suspend our above National Conference/AGM and all Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebrations till further notice pending the successful control of the disease. This is in line with article 17.1.2 C of the NIESV Constitution.
Further to the above suspension, the ongoing NIESV election by electronic voting will continue and close at the stated date as planned by the electoral Committee. However, the outcome of the election will be announced at the AGM to be rescheduled as provided in the notice for the 2020 AGM. This is also in line with Article 17.1.2 E of the NIESV Constitution.
In compliance with the Federal Government of Nigeria directives on the control of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I hereby on behalf of the Council suspend all Branch meetings, Committee and Faculty Meetings that will attract the gathering of members in one place.
During the period of suspension, the National Secretariat in Abuja, Liaison offices in Lagos and Enugu will be open for skeletal online services devoid of physical contact with staff.
In view of the foregoing and in line with the legal doctrine of necessity and Force majeure the current council will remain in office to conclude the Conference /AGM and 50th Anniversary to be rescheduled.
This decision is in the interest of safety of our dear members.
ESV. (Sir) Rowland E. Abonta, FNIVS,MRICS,RSV, KSC
President and Chairman National Council