Nigeria: Kaduna State Estate Surveyors and Valuers Pay Tribute To Their Founding Father

By Amos Tauna

The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers  Kaduna state branch paid a condolence visit to the family of late Pa, Akilu Musa Idris, a founding father and an advocate of the Estate Surveying and Valuation Profession in Nigeria.

Late Pa Idris was the man that introduced Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, NIESV, to northern Nigeria in 1972. He was the first secretary of its northern states branch and the first chairman of Kaduna State branch.

Kaduna State branch chairman, Hassan Baba prayed for the soul of the deceased and the fortitude for the family to bear the irreparable loss.

He assured that members of NIRSV in Kaduna State would be inspired with the vision and dream of late Pa Idris, stressing that members would remain steadfast in their prayers for stronger bond among practitioners in ensuring they give their best to Kaduna State and the country in general.

The State chairman described late Pa Idris as advocate of the Estate Survey and Valuation profession in Nigeria, adding that it is a profession that is solely charged with the determination, estimation and ascribing of monetary worth or value to assets, both tangible and intangible.

Born in Dutsin Ma in Katsina State on Saturday,  13th June, 1936, late Pa Idris attended four elementary schools in Faskari, Katsina, Jos and Jema’a due to constant movement of his parents.

He attended the Pankshin Central and Keffi Secondary Schools between 1950 and 1953. He obtained a certificate in land administration at the University of Cambridge in 1971.

Late Pa Idris worked as a Custom officer between 1954-55, and as an accounts clerk with United Africa Company (UAC), the John Halt and the Northern Nigeria government.

He obtained first position in land officers course and was posted to Jos as the Provincial Lands officer in 1962. He was transferred to Kano in 1967 and subsequently to North Central State to take charge of the Lands Divisions there and also organise other Northern States when Northern Nigeria was divided into six autonomous States by the General Yakubu Gowon regime.

Late Pa Idris was a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and of Corporation of Estate Agents in the United Kingdom, CEA, he was a member of Commonwealth Association of Surveyors and Land Economy, CASLE, the Commonwealth Foundation (New Towns) and an Executive of the International Real Estate Federation of which he attended meetings and conferences in Paris, Humberg, Athens, London, Rome, Vienna and Tokyo.

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