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Lawan is committed to supporting the profession of surveyor



By Kingsley Okoye

Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan received an honorary scholarship from the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors on Wednesday.

Lawan, who trained in surveying at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and remote sensing and GIS at Cranfield University in the UK after the award, pledged his support for the growth of the profession.

A statement from Mr. Ola Awoniyi, his special media advisor, says Lawan, while speaking at the agency’s 2021 scholarship inauguration, has given assurances that he is doing his best to reposition him. .

“Once you get into politics, it’s all interesting, maybe very consuming.

“You sometimes forget what other calls you’ve had, but this particular stock market award brought me back to the track.

“I think this is a very genuine award because from today on I will think more and more like a surveyor, and I want to assure you that I will represent this institution with respect, dignity and all these traits that our institution of surveyors is known for.

“You have a worthy representative in the National Assembly. I am perhaps not the only surveyor in the National Assembly, but I want to assure you that I will do my best to get this institution to reposition itself.

“Surveyors play a very important, critical and crucial role in national development, but in most cases they are hardly given the importance they deserve. I think we need to change that narrative.

“So we should take advantage of the presence of some of us in the Legislative Assembly. Where this institution feels it needs or needs certain legislation to improve its performance, you undoubtedly have a destination.

“This destination will be those of us who are surveyors and our very distinguished colleagues who are our friends who will always be there to support this kind of very worthy course for national development,” Lawan said.

He took the opportunity to assure Nigerians that the government is working around the clock to address the current security challenges in the country.

“We live a lot of insecurity but the government is not resting. The government is not sleeping. The government works hard and all government agencies work hard.

“Every country at one stage of development or another faces challenges. But the difference is that countries that want to achieve greatness always try to conquer. We will overcome our challenges by the grace of God, ”Lawan said. (NOPE)


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