TOWARDS lifting the built environment sector, members of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) have advocated for collaboration among the industry professionals.
Chairman, NIQS Lagos chapter, Mrs. Adenike Ayanda who made this known when IO Furniture hosted the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and Real Estate Developers Association Of Nigeria (REDAN), last week in Lagos, stated that quantity surveyors need partnership with other groups within the construction industry such as the furniture producers, as they were all inter-connected.
She explained that their visit to the furniture company was part of the educational activities they embarked on yearly and they were not disappointed by what they saw.
The members and students were very excited as they were shown round the facility and witnessed firsthand the production of the furniture by the company.
The Executive Director of IO Furniture Limited, Mrs. Funmi Shobo, said the Nigerian furniture industry is presently facing a lot of challenges presently and trying to survive in the face of all odds should be applauded and encouraged.
She cited the sourcing of good, dedicated personnel and power generation as the major threats to their company, which forces their overhead costs to rise.
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