President, Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN), Mallam Husaini Dikko, has blamed the Federal Government (FG) for the agency’s low performance in the last 21 years.

Dikko said the agency had been bedeviled by poor funding, weak organisational structure and poor institutional design.

He spoke at the maiden stakeholders’ forum of the agency at the weekend in Abuja, adding that the board had operated without a registrar for five years until resumption of the new administration.

Dikko said: “When the current board came into being in September 2010, it observed that the organisation had largely underperformed in meeting the mandate given to it by the enabling law in the past 21 years of its existence.

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“A critical appraisal revealed that weak organisational structure, poor institutional design, weak government support and poor funding, especially by government whose agency the board is, were the main reasons for this appalling state of affairs.”

He, however, said the new board in two years has inducted 630 new surveyors and 95 practicing firms compared to 1,281 registered members and 54 practicing firms in 21 years.

He solicited government’s support for the agency to perform its statutory functions.

He added that QSRBN has completed a master plan to transform the agency.

Dikko noted that the plan will be submitted to the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms Amal Pepple for further consideration.

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