FG needs N15 billion to replace colonial administrative map
Surveyor-general of Federation (OSGoF), Abudulgani Adebomehin, has said it will cost the Federal Government N15 billion to replace the Nigeria’s Administrative Map produced by the colonial masters.
He told journalists in Abuja that when they came on board to meet an obsolete map, with many errors, they demanded authentic ones to contribute to the fight against insecurity.
Adebomehin explained that due to paucity of funds over the years, they were stalled to carry out the assignment of producing the administrative map for use by all sectors of the economy, especially investors.
He submitted: “To this end, surveying and mapping are essential tools in diversifying our economy. On our part, we are strategising and collaborating with stakeholders to help us achieve this goal of securing the entire country.”
Similarly, he stated: “When the insurgency began many years ago, we thought it was an affair of the North East region, but presently, it spread to all nooks and crannies of Nigeria,” hence the need for government to pay attention to the production of maps.
The surveyor-general argued: “There are so many countries that have updated their administrative maps to meet international standard,” adding: “We are making efforts to proffer solutions to insecurity by trapping criminals and checking kidnapping and banditry.”