Victor Ayegba: Nigerian Man in Qatar Named Recipient of Global Ambassadors’ Award in London

Victor Ayegba: Nigerian Man in Qatar Named Recipient of Global Ambassadors’ Award in London

  • A Nigerian man, Victor Ayegba, has received a global award in London, and he has shared his joy after the achievement
  • Victor recounted how he started his career as a quantity surveyor but did not give up until he reached a higher height
  • Victor told that he was the only black man on the list of recipients, and he was honoured in London

Victor Ayegba, a Nigerian man based in Doha, Qatar, has been recognised for his work in the area of quantity surveying.

Ayegba was awarded the Global Ambassador of Quantity Surveyors International (QSi) UK, at its 20th Anniversary Celebratory Afternoon Tea and Ambassadors Awards, Palace of Westminster, House of Lords, London on June 21, 2024.

Nigerian man, Victor Ayegba, recognised in London.
Victor Ayegba got an award of recognition. Photo credit: Victor Ayegba.
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Ayegba is a senior chartered quantity surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK.

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How Victor Ayegba feels about his award

Speaking to, Ayegba said he was delighted by the award, given that he was the only black man among the 15 awardees.

He said:

"It is a validation of my hard work and dedication to my profession, and it motivates me to continue striving for excellence. I feel proud to have my efforts and achievements recognized on a global scale, and it gives me a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment. Being a global ambassador has allowed me to connect with individuals from around the world, furthering our mission and creating meaningful relationships across borders. I am proud to have been able to share our organization's values and initiatives with a global audience, and I am committed to continuing to serve as a dedicated ambassador in the future."

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He advised upcoming quantity surveyors to be patient while climbing the career ladder and not to cut corners.

His words:

"To all Quantity Surveyors, remember that the longest route to success is often the shortest path. We frequently encounter ethical dilemmas, such as pressure to cut corners or manipulate project estimates, which can compromise our professional integrity and standards. Therefore, it is crucial to remain committed to integrity in all our professional duties."

Victor also recounted his career journey which has led him to the level he is today and the recognition.

He told

"I began my career in Nigeria, where I gained ten years of experience working on various projects. My professional journey was a very challenging one as we all know what it takes to grow professionally in Nigeria. I secured my first international role in Seychelles as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. During my five years there, I worked on the construction of two five-star hotels. Following this, I moved to the Middle East, specifically Doha, Qatar, where I have spent eleven years working on complex engineering projects as a Senior Chartered Quantity Surveyor."

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Mentoring 200 Nigerians to next global level

In the spirit of love and support, Ayegba expressed readiness to continue inspiring and mentoring over 200 Nigerian quantity surveyors and help them advance their careers.

"Let us continue to inspire and uplift one another, making our country proud every step of the way. I would like to mentor two hundred (200) Nigerian Quantity Surveyors who are willing to take their careers to the next level internationally," he said.

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