Shell Nigeria Yudala
Ex-SSG calls on architects to protect the integrity of their profession

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 25/10/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 271


 

The immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has challenged Nigerian architects to protect the integrity of their profession by imbibing the ‘do it well attitude’, be proactive in the development of national infrastructure and to be bold to condemn any structure that is built below standard no matter who owns it.

He made the statement on Saturday in Awka at a two-day conference organised by the Anambra State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) in collaboration with the Anambra Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) adding that though government has a role to play in regulating and preserving national property, individuals and professionals also have a vital role to play.

Obaze regretted the situation were some structures are done below quality under the watchful eyes of the professionals while those indicted for collapsed buildings in Anambra State in 2014, were yet to be sanctioned.

The former SSG who is also the MD/CEO of Selonnes Consult Ltd. in an hour long presentation on the topic, ‘Infrastructural Development, A Panacea For Economic and Social Well Being’ said that regardless of the tall dreams by governments in power to transform the nation to a Dubai of Africa, “such dream can never be realized if we continue to have leaders who lack vision and commitment.”

In his words, “If we have leaders who lack vision and commitment, we remain at risk of underperforming and underdevelopment.
“We cannot therefore speak of infrastructural development without first grasping sectoral priorities and sectoral niches affordability and areas where we must strive for comparative advantage. We must of necessity determine what our focus sectors are, those being areas where we can exact ‘high impact value’. ”

He stressed that the nation must also seek the requisite synergy between the government and the organised private sector as well as the private entrepreneurs with the sole aim of collaborating purposefully while sharing the responsibility for building our national infrastructure.

Continuing, Obaze noted that it is fallacious to think or expect government alone to build the national infrastructure saying that the role of the government is to regulate and partner with people in operating the Nigerian economy and creating the enabling framework and an enabling environment.

He stated: “Yes, government retains the core responsibility and must tackle the chunk of the infrastructure required for national development, down to the municipality and local government level.

“Consortiums and private investors also do have a vital role to play. This is to say that there exist and will always be cross cutting niche sectors where government, consortiums and individuals can partner, under the rubric of Public Private Partnership (PPP).”

In his keynote address, the Managing Director of ACTDA, Arc. Michael Okonkwo, urged Architects to play their role in tackling some of the unique challenges facing the profession and also harness every opportunity for architecture and development in today’s changing world.

He applauded the recent policy move by the state government that ceded the development control of Awka capital territory to the care of ACTDA saying that it is the right thing to do.

Okonkwo said: “ACTDA is a corporate body situated in the Governor’s office saddled with the planning, implementation of plans and the developmental control of the state capital based on the special vision of the Executive Governor for the specified areas within the boundaries of the state capital.”

 

Source News Express

Posted 25/10/2016 3:13:17 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Ban on rice imports through land borders still...

FG seeks liberalisation of visa issuance among D-8...

My agony over gay brother —John Fashanu •Reveals:...

Shiites allege killing of 100 members by police...

Naira makes big gains against dollar

Buhari admits plagiarising Obama, orders punishment for speech...

BREAKING NEWS: Buhari goes on leave

HURIWA charges 8th National Assembly on transparent leadership...

UNN mourns Achebe

Leopard invades school, injures six

Donald Trump ‘dangerous’ and unfit to be president:...

Rev. Uma Ukpai demands prayers, respect for Nigeria’s...

 

Latest News Put embassies in order, Diaspora protester tells Foreign Minister •Anti-fraud protest holds March 31 outside Nigeria High Commission London Herdsmen give Kwara State Government 2 weeks ultimatum •Threaten attacks The last road to Golgotha, By Abdulrazaq Magaji FG releases N1 trillion to MDAs for capital projects UBA hits N91 billion Profit Before Tax •Declares 55 kobo final dividend per share PDP peace deal collapses •Sheriff, Makarfi back to the trenches Dollar crashes in international markets as Trump’s woes mount •U.S. stocks also lose value UNILAG female student dies after ‘going out with a man’ Delta Governor declares day of mourning in honour of dead School Principals Ogun moves to improve potable water supply to communities CLO probes flogging of 4 Radio Bayelsa staff by GM BREAKING NEWS: CBN crashes dollar to N360

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (235,023 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (213,521 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (177,523 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (162,002 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (150,918 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (133,357 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (116,629 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (115,667 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (103,254 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (100,335 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (98,776 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (93,434 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,498) Business Verdict (14) Columnists (656) Complaints & Requests (82) Enterprise & Opportunities (142) Entertainment (292) Features (410) Global Business Monitor (144) International (1,314) Interviews (116) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (49) News (22,744) Opinion (664) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,628) Religion (493) Sports (1,246) Stock Watch (15) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

JAMB Sale of 2016/2017 UTME/DE applications

 

CBN Advert

 

Mohammed Anas thanks 'wife and girlfriend' (full interview)

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!