The Nigerian Institute of Surveyors (NIS) has berated the Registrar of Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), Winston Ayeni, for the recent council meeting and the investiture ceremony of new surveyors, which it described as illegal.
The institution stated that the act was a flagrant abuse of power as the 6th council’s tenure has expired which made it impossible for it to convey such council meeting.
President of the institution, Bern Omo Akhigbe, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja where he briefed journalists on the recent critical development in the survey profession.
According to him, “Sometimes four weeks ago, information reached the institution that the Registrar of SURCON was planning to summon a council meeting to discuss the investiture of the new surveyors and secure an extension of the tenure of the registrar which should end in February, 2015, having served two tenures of three years each.”
Akhigbe revealed that he swung into action by calling the registrar to draw his attention to the fact that the 6th council’s tenure expired on October 10, 2014 and that President Goodluck Jonathan was yet to inaugurate a new council.
“The NIS views this flagrant abuse of power with all seriousness. The NIS therefore unequivocally condemns this act of impunity and illegality.”