NIOB renews advocacy for best practices, adherence to professionalism


President, Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Bldr. Sir. Alderton Ewa Ewa (middle), flanked on the right by the Chairman, NIOB, Lagos State Chapter, Bldr. Adeoye Thomas and on the left by Bldr. Mubarak Gbaja-Biamila.


President, Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Bldr. Sir. Alderton Ewa Ewa has restated the commitment of the Institute to ensuring best practices in the Nigeria built environment.

The President, who made the call in his opening remarks on Tuesday, during the 2nd Biennial Corporate Governance and Enterprise Development Conference, held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, called on stakeholders and built environment professionals at various levels, to pursue set goals in line with extant regulations.

At the well-attended Conference, which theme was: ‘Revisioning Built Environment in Nigeria,’ the Nigerian Institute of Building was honored for the advocacy role it played over the years to ensure orderly development and sanity of the country’s built environment.

Ewa Ewa, who is a Fellow of the Institute, was Special Guest of Honour at the ceremony. He revisited the importance of Builders to economic development of the built environment, noting that adherence to existing laws, as well as formulation of the right policies and their effective implementation is vital to the sustainable development of the sector.

He noted that ensuring compliance while also meting sanctions are steps to be taken in revisioning the built environment.

The President, who called on built environment professionals to work within the boundaries of their respective professions during the building-production process, explained that it is unethical for a professional to exceed his boundaries in the course of work.

‘No professional should take the role of another professional,’ he stated.

In attendance with the President was the Chairman of NIOB Lagos State Chapter, Bldr. Adeoye Thomas FNIOB, the immediate past Chairman of the Lagos Chapter, Bldr. Lucky Isename MNIOB, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Osabinu MNIOB Asst. Hon. Secretary, Hon. Secretary, Bldr. Mubarak Gbaja-Biamila.

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