History was made on Thursday as the Nigeria Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Ondo State Chapter, swore in it’s first ever female elected Chairman in the person of Surveyor (Mrs.) Funmilola Fakorede.
In her acceptance speech shortly after the inauguration of the new state executives at an elaborate event held at the Exclusive Events Centre, Akure, and witnessed by top government functionaries, royal fathers, Fellows of the Institution and other Members across the states of the federation, Surv. (Mrs.) Fakorede said she never imagined herself becoming the number one Surveyor in the state. She promised to encourage team work and unity among all stakeholders, create an enabling environment for the growth of its membership and remain committed to ethical standards of the profession just as she restated her commitment to the welfare of members of NIS.
While noting that her administration will engage government and advocate the relevance of surveying in the attainment of meaningful development, Surv. (Mrs.) Fakorede thanked all those who have contributed immensely to the development of the Institution in the state.
Other Executive Members inaugurated alongside the new Chairman included Surv. Afolabi J.I.S as Vice Chairman, Surv. Adeogun Z as Secretary, Surv. Biyi Olanusi as Asst. Secretary, Surv. Ariyo E. O as Treasurer, Surv. Oni Abiodun as Financial Secretary, Surv. Mrs. Oyetunji F. A as Internal Auditor, Surv. Lawal Liasu as Council Rep and Surv. Olofinte J.I as Ex-Officio.
The event also featured a Guest Lecture by Surv. (Dr.) Adewale Akingbade as well as presentation of Awards and Certificates to outstanding outgoing Officers of the Institution.
The highpoint of the event was the decoration of the new State Executives.
Earlier in his valedictory speech, the outgoing State Chairman, Surv. Olofinte reeled out some of his achievements in office while wishing the new State Executives a successful tenure that would take Ondo State NIS to the next level.
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