Dr. Gbenga Adeoye, an Expert in Management Accounting has tasked the professional surveyors on needs to embrace integrity and eschew self- interest in order to advance in their field and became more relevant.
He stated this on Friday in Abeokuta at the maiden edition of Kunle Olubode Lecture series and interactive sessions titled, ‘Integrity in property transactions: The missing link between the old and new professionals’.
In his presentation , Adeoye noted that there were broken bridge to be rebuilt so that there could be a connection between young professionals and the old professionals.
According to him, young professionals must not loose in touch with the older professionals and from time to time , they need to have round table discussion and present issues.
“All of us should reconnect with the elders that have moved ahead and asked them what to do when you face certain situations in the sector.
“Basically, we need to see how we can eliminate self- interest, one of the things that compete with integrity is self- interest,” he said.
In his address, the Chairman, Ogun State Branch of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors, Wale Ojo said that the professions contribution to the nations Gross Domestic Product could not be overemphasised.
Ojo noted that as population continued to grow and new cities evolved, the skills of estate surveyors and valuers became necessary to maintain the values and integrity of the various asset classes on sustainably.
On checkmating officers, the chairman stated that If any members of the institution was found wanted in one area or the other, there were committees that would look into such issues and effect necessary punishment.
“If you are found wanted , there are penalties for such members. Even in this state, there are people who have been found wanting and they have been sanctioned for the breach of international ethics and code of conduct.
“People have been made to have their licenses revoked on the act of gross misconduct.
“When it comes to integrity, in Ogun, we have a lot of professionals who are well trained.
” In my last two years, no issue have been brought before the panel and that suggest to me that everyone have been doing their work according to the set rules,”he said.