Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari has restated its commitment towards renewing Nigeria's aging and insufficient infrastructure.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola stated this in Abuja yesterday, while inaugurating the 9th board of Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN), saying that the administration is ready to turnaround the story of the nation's infrastructure in spite of the global recession.
According to him, President Buhari has made no secret about his commitment and passion to improve and renew the country's aging and insufficient infrastructure stock.
"At this time of global recession and limited resources when governments including ours are challenged to do more with less, your professional roles and skills will be in greater demand.
The minister enjoined the surveyors to build on their previous achievements and initiate new programmes that would move the profession forward.
Fashola said that the membership of the board reflected the diversity of the country and urged the professionals to leave the past behind and work together to introduce new programmes for the growth of the board.
He pledged the unrelenting support of the ministry to the board's legitimate activities and challenged them to sparkle and show strength while discharging their responsibilities.
In his address, the president of QSRBN, Murtala Muhammad Aliyu said the establishment of construction cost database initiated during the 8th board is almost completed.
Aliyu, who was also the 8th president of QSRBN, noted that the board would assist governments to get value for their money, eliminate corruption in the construction sector and harmonise the relationship of the board with the higher institutions of learning.