Surveyors Ask Lagos Govt To Obey Court Order On Survey Law

The Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria(ASPPSN), has advised the Surveyor General of Lagos State to give effect to the recent judgment of the Federal High Court which among other things declared that practising surveyors do not require consent before carrying out survey work on any state land.


A file photo of a court gavel.
A file photo of a court gavel.
A file photo of a court gavel.
A file photo of a court gavel.

 

The Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria(ASPPSN), has advised the Surveyor General of Lagos State to give effect to the recent judgment of the Federal High Court which among other things declared that practising surveyors do not require consent before carrying out survey work on any state land.

The chairman of the association, Surveyor Adaranijo Rafiu told journalists that a subsisting order of the court must be obeyed by all, no matter how lowly or highly placed in the society.

He asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Moyosore Onigbanjo to call on the State’s Surveyor-General, to obey the court order, and stop controlling survey practice in Lagos State failing which the association will initiate contempt proceedings against him.

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Last month, Justice Daniel Osiagor held that the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), is the only body or authority vested with the power to regulate survey practise and the profession of surveying in the country.

The court also held that it is unconstitutional for the Lagos State House of Assembly to enact laws regulating surveyors in the state as only SURCON has the power to issue guidelines for the conduct of survey practice in Nigeria.