Surv. Alkali H. Umah, the Zamfara State Surveyor General on Monday challenged the soon to be inducted surveyors in Nigeria to seek knowledge before wealth as they aspire to advance their career in the profession.
Alkali who stated this while speaking with newsmen during the 2020 Pre-Induction Workshop organised by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria at the National Universities Commission,FCT, Abuja, maintained that the young professionals must continue to seek for knowledge in new fields for them to be relevant.
He however averred that for them to be successful they must inculcate the virtues of selfless service, integrity, professionalism, dignity and reputation devoid of corruption and sharp practices.
The surveyor stated that “in our days, we were not just being eager to get registered but to do the job. But what you see this days is people rushing to get registered only to get a job of to feel fulfil, which for me is not the essence”
Speaking further, Alkali while enumerating the critical role played by the profession stated that there is no national, regional or international development without surveying and mapping, maintaining that survey is very essential for planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure.
He also said survey profession has maintain the salient and indisputable input in the efficient and effective realisation of any land project.
The Zamfara-based professional, who is also a member of the council, call on the young professionals to be worthy and good ambassadors of the profession.
It would be noted that the registration committee of the council in line with section 20 (e) 3 (b) of the councils standing order, is saddled with the power and responsibility to coordinate the following, to consider all applications for registration and to ensure conformity with section 9 of the SURCON Act, Cap S18 Laws of the federation 2004, to ensure that applicants for registration have thoroughly undergone the process of registration particularly through effective supervision of the candidate pupilage among others
The event attracted dignitaries from far and near, and was well attended.