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FG tasks quantity surveyors on cost reduction

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Musa Ahmed Dangiwa, has inaugurated a 15-member board of the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN)…

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Musa Ahmed Dangiwa, has inaugurated a 15-member board of the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) and urged the board members to use their experiences to ensure a reduction in the high cost of construction projects and procurement in the country.

The minister during the inauguration in Abuja yesterday charged the new members to promote principles of integrity, honesty, transparency, and fairness in the profession.

He said: “The construction sector, of which quantity surveyors are a big part, is a major driver of employment and economic growth. As board members, I ask you to leverage your wealth of experience and professional training, to ensure a reduction in the high cost of construction projects and procurement in the country.

“I also charge you to ensure that the board promotes principles of integrity, honesty, transparency, and fairness in the profession. This means accurate representation of project costs, avoiding conflicts of interest, and acting in the best interests of clients and the public. Integrity not only safeguards the reputation of individual practitioners but also enhances the credibility of the quantity surveying profession.”

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Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated board members, QS Onasile Obafemi Oluwole, who expressed his delight over the appointment, promised that the 10th board of the QSRBN will continue to act in the best interest of the public.

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