Lagos surveyors mark global day, task residents on importance of precision

By Onyebuchi Sampson

Surveyors in Lagos have tasked residents on the importance of precision in all kinds of planning and development.

Lagos State Surveyor-General, Olutomi Sangowawa, who spoke on their behalf, also tasked residents on the need to engage surveyors in all their developments to avoid wastages.

Sangowawa spoke during a road walk by the Association of Private Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN) to commemorate the 2022 Surveyors Global day in Lagos, themed: “Surveying and Geoinformatics: Location is Life”.

Explaining the importance of the event, the surveyor-general, said the day was set aside to globally recognize services provided by surveyors either in civil, military application, or defence capability.

Surveying, he said, is an important profession as there no construction company does have a surveyor because it helps in cost reduction.

“So, either in civil or in military construction the role of surveyors is very key. Even now as the war is going on in Ukraine, we hear a lot of inaccurate bombing it is caused by imprecision information, even in war the importance of surveyor is very noticeable,” he added.

Also, the Secretary of Research and Development, Building Collapse Protection Guild (BCPC), Olugbenga Alara, said there is no meaningful development without surveying as surveying is the bedrock of all developments.

He urged the public to patronise the right professionals, who would provide them with the right services and can do a follow-up with those services in all forms of development, The Trumpet gathered.

Alara, who was the former president of APPSN, Lagos chapter, said the event was to create awareness of the importance and the services that the surveyors render in creating an orderly society.

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On the issue of precision, he warned that those who compromise precision pay a heavy cost because it is the bedrock of surveying profession,

Alara also spoke about the contentious issue of costing in the profession, stressing that surveyors are very reasonable in their charges as they abide on the scale of price, which guides their practice in line with the realities of the time.

He said: ” We are part of the society, we have families and we have our profession to develop, hence we need all these to guide us because we are not out to reap off our clients or the society.

“Our fees in Lagos are very moderate and reasonable compared to the value of all other inputs that go into development.”

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