Report from the Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation
Newly inductees to the surveying profession have been advised to pay more attention to surveying and mapping of States.
The Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen represented by the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Chigozie Nwilo, gave the advice at the induction of 176 new surveyors. This took place in Abuja recently.
He attributed lack of development in most States of the Federation to failure to pay attention to surveying and mapping. “To develop without mapping is like a blind man trying to find his way in a bush. Virtually everything we do is tied to surveying and mapping products”, he reiterated.
In his address, the President, Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) Surv. Ganiyu Agunbiade appealed to the Federal Government to assist in stopping the unlawful activities of uncertified surveyors operating in the country.
Surv. Agunbiade urged the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform to partner with SURCON to ensure that only certified technicians and technologist in the sector were patronized.
He pointed out that the number of pupil surveyors that sat for the 2013 examinations was 399 but only 176 were successful.
He cautioned the new surveyors that the seal and certificates given to them are the property of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and can be withdrawn, if integrity and professionalism are found wanting.
The total number of registered surveyors in the country is now 2519.
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