Onashile Emerges  President of  Quantity Surveyors’ Registration Board

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

A former President of the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Obafemi Onashile, has been elected as the President of the newly inaugurated 10th Board of the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN).

Onashile, according to a statement issued by the Registrar of the board, Abdullahi Alkali, was unanimously elected by the newly inaugurated members of the Board shortly after their inauguration by the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa  in Abuja.

The Inauguration ceremony according to Alkali also had in attendance the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Abdullahi Gwarzo and the Permanent Secretary,  Marcus Ogunbiyi.

The QSRBN established by Decree 31 of 1986 and subsequently made an Act of the National Assembly under the Laws of The Federation of Nigeria 2004, is the statutory agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for the regulation of the training and practice of quantity surveying services in Nigeria.

It is the body that certifies persons , whether individuals or corporate bodies ,who can practice quantity surveying in Nigeria.

The board by virtue of the Act is saddled with establishing and maintaining a register of those who are qualified to practice and be addressed as quantity surveyors in Nigeria.

By virtue of clause 9 of the QSRBN Act, the board is responsible for determining what constitutes relevant training to become a registered quantity surveyor and to as well approve educational institutions.

The Act gives power to the Board to investigate and discipline any quantity surveyor that has been proven to have erred in unethical behaviours or involved in misconducts unbecoming of a registered quantity surveyor. 

Onashile a graduate of quantity surveying from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and a holder of master’s degree in project management (MPM) from University of Lagos, has been in private consultancy business and brings a wealth of close to 40 years experience to the QSRBN.

He is a qualified project manager, Construction Contract Arbitrator and a Transaction Advisory specialist for Public Private Partnership Infrastructure Concessions.

Apart from Onashile, members of the newly inaugurated Board are:  Abubakar Gengle, a Managing Partner in private practice who was elected as Vice President of the Board and Samuel  Pemi,  a Director in the Federal Ministry.

Others are: Patrick Edem, a Retired Director ; Oribu Georgewill, a proprietor in construction development; Dr. Fatima Bello, a senior lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University;  Dr. Aminu Bashir, the Deputy President NIQS; Bamidele Mafimidiwo, the Vice President NIQS and  Priscilla Akabudike, a director in an Oil & Gas Services firm.

Also inaugurated were: Bede Ejiekwu, a Managing Partner in private practice; Anas Adamu, Chief Executive of a Construction company; Prof. Joshua Dada, Vice Dean Obafemi Awolowo University; Chief Brendan Ofoegbu, Dean, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba; Dr Kasimu Mohammed, a Chief Lecturer, Federal Polytechnic Bida and Idris Abdullahi, a Director at the Kaduna State University.

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