Mrs Folashade Kasim, the Coordinator, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Women in Surveying (WIS) has enjoined females in the built environment to show some ethical behaviour and practices in the pursuit of their professional careers.
Kasim gave the advice on Friday at the 1st Annual Lecture series of the Association in Lagos with the theme: “Changing Times: What You Must know As a Female Surveyor’’.
She said that women in the developed world were aware of their place in the society and particularly in their chosen careers.
According to her, the built environment professions are still overwhelmingly male -dominated, especially at the more senior levels.
“It is here in the third world that women are looked down on and belong to the other room.
“But in real life, women are now occupying their rightful place in the nation-building and are being empowered to conduct themselves well.
“To end this, it becomes imperative to the young professional women to know what is expected of them in the society and basically their contributions to the development of the nation,’’ Kasim said.
Mr Olatunbosun David, Managing Partner, Remi Olatunbosun &Associate, urged women surveyors to carry out their vocational practice with adherence to the law of the land and without denying anyone of his or her inheritance.
Speaking on the topic “Will and Inheritance’’, David said that to avoid being attacked at sites, surveyors should ensure that clients demanding for land survey have legal right over the land they want to survey.
He added that surveyors should also ensure that all the land they surveyed were signed by a registered surveyor and registered at the land registry; and obtaining necessary documents as proofs.
According to him, there should be no connivance between surveyors and land grabbers to subvert people of their inheritance and possession.
“Survey practice is very risky at times. Please avoid risk of life because of personal or client’s interest.
“Avoid clash points. Do not risk your life because anyone wants to buy or sell land.
“Do not risk your life because someone wants to inherit or pass land inheritance to anyone and do not risk your life by supporting land grabbers,’’ he said.