Reps plan Survey Coordination Act review
The House Committee on Works and Housing has expressed the need for review of the Survey Coordination Act of 1962, to enable the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) generate revenue for the country.
Chairman of the committee, Abubakar Bichi, who made the call during the 2021 Budget Defence of agencies under the Ministry of Works and Housing, observed that the Act was already out of touch with present realities.
Bichi asked the SGoF, Samuel Taiwo to provide documents for study and proper legislation.
The committee observed that OSGoF was capable of generating a huge amount of money by mainstreaming surveying and mapping activities in the country. They noted the need for the posting of surveyors to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government and shoving off of all surveying and mapping components from them to OSGoF for revenue generation and proper management.
Earlier, Taiwo appealed to the legislators to contribute for the common good of the people. He stated the importance of large-scale maps and explained how the body could increase its internally generated revenue, planning and economic development.