Culled: NIESV Newsletter Pg. 2, Vol. 27, May/June 2016
These remain my main focus as the newly elected President.
AREAS OF FOCUS
» Professional Practice
» Regulations and Compliance
» Public Perception and Image
» International Affiliation (RICS, ASA etc)
» Build strong ties with institutions offering Estate Management and Valuation to guarantee quality of graduates.
» Practicing firms should be encouraged to adopt school through support and oversight functions.
» Ensure competent members are elected into Associates and Fellowship cadre of the profession.
» For Probationers that fail in the areas of thesis and interview, an avenue should be provided as intervention in the areas of deficiency through training.
» Professional Training and Capacity Building for members.
» Provides equal opportunity for members to get briefs or jobs.
» Use RICS as benchmark on standard and other rules of engagement.
» Exposure to international conferences and workshops.
» Put in place a functional, well equipped library. Create a Centre for Research and Development
» Build standard of professional practice in line with international practices.
» Review the Rules of Conduct, and Ethics of the profession.
» Carry out comprehensive assessment of practicing firms and setup a template for running a firm.
» Encourage partnership between academia and people in the practice (emphasis on Research and Development etc)
» Encourage mega practice through sustainable institutional and legal framework.
» Liaise with relevant professionals (ICAN/ANA, NAICOM, CIB) in order to build consensus.
» International firms entering Nigeria Market must be regulated to avoid stiffening local practitioners.
» Capacity development of firms through training and re-training.
» Take appropriate further steps in ensuring data organization and sharing for reliable Valuation and Appraisal practice in Nigeria.
» Ensure that various Faculties of NIESV are vibrant for proper capacity building.
REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
» Critical review of NIESV Constitution, Rules and Regulations of the Board
» Provide a unified structure for NIESV and ESVARBON
» Provide serious Regulation for membership and practicing firms
» Create a Compliance and Monitoring Unit as a joint task force (NIESV/ESVARBON)
» Entrenchment of good corporate governance
» Publish list of offenders and actions taken on a weekly basis in the media (Print and electronic)
PUBLIC PERCEPTION AND IMAGE
» Build a functional and user friendly website.
» Embrace the use of print, electronic and social media to sensitize the public about NIESV.
» Most professions have a day of the week dedicated to showcase their activities.
» Public perception and image is everything. Invest heavily on branding-Students, professional members, firms and the institutions.
NIESV would not grow without vibrant relationship with relevant International Professional Bodies -International Valuation Standard Board, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and American Society of Appraisal among others.
Making deliberate effort to achieve the highlighted 5-point agenda would put NIESV in its rightful place among professionals and create a standard for other coming leaders to follow.
ESV. Dr. B. J. Patonuola - Ajayi (FNIVS, FIRCS, Thd)