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The former National Secretary of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers(NIESV) Geoffrey Tabansi, has revealed that the land use act I Nigeria has not been fully implemented. He attributed this to the way the way some state governors use land as instrument of politics. In this chat with newsmen, he said that if the country does not get land administration right, it will not augur well for the development of the country. He commended the past president of the country, who he said identified land as object of development and tried to give titles to land, thereby making them instrument of business.

Tabansi then advised Nigerians to stop patronizing quarks who have invaded the industry. He made this recommendation at the 2013 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) Seminar for Abuja members of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, the Unity Branch. Theme of the seminar was; International Standards for Compulsory Land Take (Acquisition, Valuation and Compensation). The seminar featured quality resource persons from Nigeria and abroad. The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) was represented at the seminar and he presented a paper titled; Public Infrastructure and Right of Way Acquisition.

The representative of Private made a guest presentation on their activities as stakeholders in the industry. Speaking to our correspondent, Akeobi Moro, who represented the organization, said her organization use technology in advertising properties online. Their price ranges from #30,000.00 per month to #120,000.00 per annum. The organization does not charge any other fee when the property advertised is sold.

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