ICPC and QSRBN synergize to stem fraud in construction industry in Nigeria

The President of the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN), Mr. Hussaini A. Dikko, Board Members and the Management paid a courtesy visit to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The visit according to the President during his address, is to seek the collaboration of ICPC as an anti-corruption agency to forge a common front against corrupt practices in the construction sub-sector of the economy.

The President who commended the ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, for achievements recorded by the Commission since its inception, particularly during the tenure of the present Board, expressed happiness for the reception accorded by him and his team.

Mr. Dikko who reeled out the mandate of QSRBN as enshrined in the enabling Act of Quantity Surveyors Registration Act No. 31 of 1986 stated that their work makes it mandatory for them to work closely with an anti-corruption body like ICPC if the war against corruption must be won in Nigeria. (His full address and pictures of the visit displayed on this website).

In response to Mr. Dikko’s presentation, ICPC Chairman, on behalf of the Commission welcomed the President of QSRBN. He commended the activities and efforts of the Board in recent times, at ensuring financial probity and value for money in construction and infrastructural development in Nigeria.

He said that the Commission had always involved the services of registered Quantity Surveyors in all construction projects of the Commission including those that are staff of the Commission from the design/conception stage to completion. He added that the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) projects were standard examples of effective service delivery by Quantity Surveyors.

He stated that the Commission was also collaborating with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and this had given a boost to the mandate of the Commission, as some quack engineers were being prosecuted by the Commission.

He added that the Commission was ready to partner/collaborate with QSRBN, and the Commission would assist to train Quantity Surveyors on corruption risk assessment, as it had been doing with several stakeholders.

At the end of the remarks, the Chairman presented an ICPC plaque and some IEC materials to the President of QRSBN. The President also, presented some publications of QSRBN to the Hon. Chairman, ICPC.