FG & State Govts Should Involve Quantity Surveyors In Budget Planning – NIQS Boss

Chairman-LEADERSHIP-Group-Sam-Nda-Isaiah-and-president-National-Institute-of-Quantity-Surveyors-NIQS-Mallam-Murtala-Aliyu-300x201Worried by the plight of quantity surveyors across the country, the president of Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Mallam Murtala Aliyu, has expressed worry at the exclusion of quantity surveyors in budget planning, saying that preference is given to non-professionals to embarking on infrastructure costing.

He also revealed that major infrastructure projects awarded by the government were not costed, a situation he described as the reason behind over-bloated figures in infrastructure development.

The NIQS president stated these when he led a 15-man delegation comprising states executives and other key members of NIQS on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group Ltd in Abuja yesterday.

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