Abuja, Nigeria, International Conference Centre
Welcome by surv. (Hon) Bode Adeaga, fnis, President Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, NISD
I feel privileged to welcome you on behalf of International Federation of Surveyors,FIG and the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) to the 2013 FIG Working Week in Abuja, Nigeria.
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It is particularly exciting as we move into the final phase of our preparations which started immediately after the Eilat Working Week in Israel in May, 2009. For about four years now, the 2,500 members of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors who are in government, academia and the private sector, have all come together to ensure adequate support to the 2013 FIG Working Week. Nigeria has two other sister-members of FIG, i.e. The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and the Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) They have been working together with NIS. The level of preparedness is such that I can assure all; especially those that are visiting Nigeria for the first time; that it will be a hitch free and memorable occasion.
The city of Abuja, is the new capital of Nigeria. It took over from the coastal city of Lagos in 1989. Abuja will be experiencing cooler wheather in May as it is the beginning of the raining season. The International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja is the Conference venue. It is situated within the Central Business District. The Conference Hotel is the Nicon Luxury Hotel, located very close to the (ICC) for added convenience.
The theme, “Environment for Sustainability” is apt. Once again FIG has created a conducive atmosphere for the sharing of ideas that will certainly move the Surveying Profession to the next level. When we meet and share experiences on issues, it allows others to arrive at solutions to their local problems.
I wish to invite all members to the 2013 FIG Working Week in Abuja, Nigeria. It promises to be technically rewarding and socially enjoyable. Keep visiting the site and be up to date with news on Abuja 2013.