Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN)
1 The Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN) in Lagos The state on Wednesday launched a new online application for the membership database, to stave off charlatans and ensure proper regulation.
2 The press agency of Nigeria reports that APPSN is a subgroup of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS).
Annual workshop and lunch
3 The application was unveiled during the association’s 2022 Annual Workshop and Luncheon in ikeja with the theme: “Survey security; Health and well-being of a surveyor”.
National President of APPSN, Mr.
4 National President of the APPSN, Mr. Thomas Dabirisaid the app would help create greater awareness, as national laws do not allow surveyors to advertise.
5 “The the Web will make accurate information and a database available to the public.
6 “We’re launching the app because technology is key,” he said.
7 Dabiri said surveyors would no longer need to carry heavy equipment as most transactions could be settled electronically before field assessments.
8 He appealed to the Federal government to relax drone restriction guidelines for surveyors for efficiency in mapping, flood control, pipeline monitoring and other environmental issues affecting the nation.
12 m. Ibikunle Adaranijopresident of the Lagos branch, APPSN, who was also president of the occasion, said the mobile app would defeat fake surveyors who falsified registration numbers and posed as professionals.
13 Adaranijo said the roles of surveyors were also being diverted and the app would prevent surveyors from being harmed.
14 He said that surveying was the foundation of development, but lamented that surveyors are neglected in Nigeria, hence the failures seen in various projects as well as several cases of building collapses.
15 Earlier in his welcome speech, he said the association’s vision is to always keep members informed of current trends in the field and practice issues, hence the workshop.
Olugbenga Adams, Publicity Secretary, APPSN,
16 m. Olugbenga AdamsPublicity Secretary, APPSN, in a slide presentation, explained how the mobile app works on different phones and how it could be used globally for payments and general purposes.
17 Adams said the app would solve identity theft problems, eliminate quacks and make doing land surveying in the country easy and smooth for clients and professionals.
18 “The app will give the best way to get to the surveyor’s office,” he said.
19 NewsSourceCredit: NOPE