The National Coordinator, Women in Surveying, a subset of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Mrs. Funke Adekunle, has called on government at all levels to embark on a massive establishment of industries as this is one of the factors that can take the country out of the present economic recession.

Adekunle stated that establishing industries in large numbers would provide job opportunities for the youth, adding that this would stimulate the economy to some extent.

She spoke on Friday at the 13th annual regional conference of the Women in Surveying.

“When government embarks on construction, more people will be engaged as this gesture will help the nation to come out of the present economic recession,” Adekunle said.

She also encouraged individuals to establish industries in order to encourage local production of most goods currently being imported from other nations.

The Chairman, NIS Osun State chapter, O. A. Adeboye, called for synergy between the government and the citizenry in the building of industries.

Adeboye said the importance of the services being rendered by surveyors could not be overemphasized, adding that they occupied a key position in the building industry.

A university lecturer, Prof. FunkeOlagunju, also advised the Federal Government to embark on the establishment of industries in order to take the nation out of its present economic woes.

Speaking on the theme, ‘Economic recession in Nigeria and the building industry: Issues and options for future’, Olagunju, who is an agricultural economist, called for the review of government’s policies and programmes to allow this to happen.

Olagunju, who described women as significant elements in socio-economic rejuvenation, said it was time for the government to build capacity that would facilitate their mass participation in national growth and development.

Source: Femi Makinde, Osogbo

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