Federal Government mulls digitalisation of surveying, mapping
The Surveyor General of the Federation, Dr. Ebisintei Awudu has revealed that the government was working towards digitalisation of surveying and mapping in the country.
Awudu who made this known at Bi-annual Conference of Zonal Directors, Chief Resident Surveyors and management staff in Abuja, said that equipments that would replace analogue are being procured.
According to him, the government has decided to embark on the project to provide mapping information for exploitation and exploration of solid minerals, agriculture and security in the country.
Awudu further said that the policy direction might not meet the purpose when Nigerian surveyors are not ready to work hard to attain global standards, adding that equipment would be available.
He however, explained that United Nations would not accept any proposals, except there are maps to back up the project.
“This is an opportunity to accept and acquire modern technology so as to provide surveying and mapping information for the citizens of Nigeria. Government wants surveyors to serve the people better,” he remarked.
Also speaking, Registrar of Surveyors Council of Nigeria, Kabir Mansur disclosed that they have registered over 2,000 surveyors in past four years.
He explained that the council has moved to digital age since technology has taken over and because of the development, they have employed 100 professionals to cater for new boundaries that have been opened.
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