Land Encroachment; kogi poly to partner Estate Surveyors.
In a bid to stem the tide of illegal encroachment on its lands , Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, has sought the collaboration of the Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and valuers to assist in protecting the properties.
The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman stated this yesterday when he received the Executives of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Kogi State chapter main campus in Lokoja..
Dr. Usman who described the body as one of the very important bodies in community development said the Polytechnic will also collaborate with the body on academic development.
The Rector disclosed that Kogi State Polytechnic will establish the Department of Estate Management in the School of Environmental Technology to boost its manpower capacity.
He reassured the leadership of the body of the continued partnership just as he promised to team up with relevant and recognized bodies to make Kogi State Polytechnic more admirable among higher institutions.
Earlier in a remark, the Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Kogi State Branch, ESV. Apeh Phillip commended the Rector for his giant strides on the polytechnic just as he promised his support for the establishment of the new department
ESV Phillip said the association which is one of the oldest professional bodies in Nigeria is responsible to help government and private organizations on land acquisition, management and infrastructural development.
He said the institution was ready to provide necessary service to protect the Polytechnic’s lands from grabbers and illegal encroachment.
In a separate remark,the Deputy Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Kehinde Lamidi and The Dean, School of Environmental Technology, Architect Thompson Ekele Ochedi thanked the Estate Surveyors and Valuers for their timely visit and collaboration which they believed would bring more greatness for the Polytechnic.