By Lukman Olabiyi

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the collaboration between his administration and the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) has been instrumental to advancing governance in the state through the THEMES Plus Development Agenda, designed to transform the state.

Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the 2024 Fellows Investiture ceremony of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, (NIS), held in Ikeja area of the state also said that his administration would continue to collaborate with the NIS towards achieving the THEMES Plus developmental agenda and making Lagos a mega city and economy.

While congratulating the newly inducted fellows, Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administrattion would not relent in collaborating with surveyors in ensuring a vibrant, healthy, prosperous, sustainable, more resilient and livable environment for all residents.

Sanwo-Olu, who commended the institution on the numerous feats it has achieved over the years, added that his administration is committed to upholding standards set forth by the NIS.

“The NIS has a long and cherished legacy since 1934. It has charted a course of integrity and professionalism shaping the landscape of our nation,” he said.

He commended the chairman of the institute for furthering the ideals of the NIS and ensuring that the state also can go into the survey domain, pointed out that the surveyors have demonstrated steadfast commitment to the profession through exceptional contributions and upholding the values of the Institution in the state and in its various endeavours.

The governor also said that the institution has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to excellence in their professional endeavours.

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Also at the event, the guest speaker and a member, House of Representatives Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency, Lagos, Hon. Kalejaiye Paul, who spoke on the “Dynamics of Leadership and Dilemma of Followership”, urged Nigerians to persevere, be patient and tolerant as President Bola Tinubu’s government fixes the current situation in the country.

Kalejaiye who spoke on the, “Dynamics of leadership and dilemma of followership”, called on Nigerians to persevere, be patient and tolerant as President Bola Tinubu’s government fixes the current situation in the country.

Pleading with the citizens to be patient with the Bola Tinubu led Federal Government, the lawmaker said: “Nigeria is 64 years old and has been governed by so many leaders. This has been very bad before Tinubu. We are in incubation time, a time to take surveys. No matter what you know about a nation, when you sit on the seat, the dynamics of leadership will take over. What we see today is an- interplay of the dynamics of leadership.

“Asiwaju is going to get over the dynamics. I am very sure of this. The nation can never be tired. We don’t have a choice, we don’t have another nation, this is our country. To be tired is not the solution. The solution is the role complementability, “ he added.

Also, President of the NIS, Mathew Ibitoye, said the programme was a call to greater responsibilities as a custodian of professional standards and collective value, urging the newly inducted fellows to be exemplary leaders who should be emulated for their significant contributions and innovative skills.

Ibitoye said there was need for continuous growth and improvement on how they administered things.

In his welcome address, Chairman, Board of Fellows, Olusola Atilola, said the event was to honour members who had made great contributions and achieved standard excellence in their profession, urging them to be loyal and good ambassadors.

He also urged governments at all levels to use geospatial solutions for economic growth.