Ondo and Gombe  States Governors, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya ,respectively  were amongst eminent Nigerians honoured by the Nigerian Institute of Building.
They were  conferred with the Honorary Fellowship Awards at the opening ceremony of the 52nd Buildersʼ Annual Conference/AGM of the Nigerian Institute of Building held at the International Centre For Culture and Events in Akure, the State Capital.
Also honoured were the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc Sonny Echono; Director-General and Chief Executive of the Industrial Training Fund, Sir Joseph Ntungi Ari and others are among those honored at the event.
In his remarks, Governor Akeredolu noted that his administration has employed young, efficient and qualified Architects, Engineers and Builders into the State Public Service.
The Governor noted that the recruitment of the top-notch professionals became Imperative so as to face-lift public buildings in the State.
Governor Akeredolu stressed that the step taken had equally forestall deficiency in productivity, adding that ICT was a major criterion for their employment.
Arakunrin Akeredolu explained that the employed professionals had been engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of new and existing public buildings within the State.
According to the Governor, some of the aesthetic projects handled by the professionals, include:” the ODIRS Headquarters Complex situated majestically opposite the venue of this conference, Home Owners Charter Building within the Ministry of Works compound, New Guest Chalets at Presidential Lodge on Government House Grounds and the ongoing ODBPP Office Building beside the Governor’s Office”
“Our officers have also performed exceptionally in the renovation, restructuring and maintenance of public buildings within the State.  The renovation and restructuring of the State Secretariat Office Complex and the TESCOM Building both situated within Alagbaka, Akure”
“The Building and Construction sector is very crucial in any country’s economic development.  Therefore, any government with the intention to leave a positive mark with the opportunity granted by the valuable votes of the electorate that brought it in, must as a matter of necessity pay due attention to the development of the public built-environment.
“Professionals in the built industry should, among other things, adopt the best modern practices in the design, construction and management of public building infrastructure in Nigeria.  This is as the wealth and value of a country is often measured at first glance by the value of its physical built-environment.”

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