BY MARY TITUS –
Mr. Obafemi Oluwale Onashile Saturday night emerged the new President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS).
Onashile was sworn in alongside eight other members of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Institute the end of the professional body’s Biennial Election and General Meeting (BEGM) which held in Abuja between November 14 and 18.
The new NIQS President, 53, is an accomplished and resourceful consultant Quantity Surveyor succeeds QS Mercy Torkwase Iyortyer whose two year term of office expired on Saturday.
The Institute had earlier adopted him as its President-in-Waiting following his election as Deputy President at its BEGM held in Lagos in 2015.
Onashile, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (FNIQS) holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Lagos.
He is the group managing partner of Consol Associates Limited with Head Office in Lagos and offices in Abuja, Ghana and Rwanda.
A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the number one Quantity Surveyor in the country is was until last month a Vice President of the African Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS).
In his acceptance speech, the new president promised to enhance the capacity of Quantity Surveyors by availing them new skills and training that will cope with the increasingly challenging complex nature of construction projects and also to reposition the profession to take its pride of place in the Built Industry.
Other NEC members include Mohammed Abba Tor (Deputy President), Olayemi Shonubi (Vice President), Adebowale Oyinleye (Secretary General), Salimonu Rasheed (Assistant Secretary General) and Musa Salau (Treasurer).
The other NEC members are Dr. Amuda Yusuf (Secretary, Professional Development and Library), Alabo George (Secretary, Marketing and Corporate Affairs) and Aminu Bashir (Secretary International Affairs).
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