The Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have agreed to collaborate towards the production of large scale map of the country.
Speaking during the courtesy call on the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao at the NAF Headquarters in Abuja, the Surveyor General of the Federation (SGoF), Surv. Abudulganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin with the large scale map, government can take quick decisions on governance and administration and various parts of the territorial area that makes up Nigeria.
Surv. Adebomehin pointed out the various advantages of a large scale map which he said included the development of a smart city where vehicles could be put on roads without drivers (auto vehicles), quick estimation of the population of the people, and estimation of revenue drive.
According to him, one can at a glance see everything thing within an area in the large scale map which according to him has become very useful tool of decision-making for political leaders and policymakers.
While thanking Air Marshal Amao for his commitment towards safeguarding the country’s territorial area and advancement of activities of NAF, the SGoF also said OSGoF could produce various maps that could help NAF in their various operations.
In his response, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Amao thanked the SGoF for extending hands of fellowship that emphasized the sort of synergy needed among agencies of the federal government for a common goal.
Air Marshal Amao expressed interest for the production of forest maps that could enhance operations and charts that could also help in the navigation of aircrafts because of mountains, hills, installations especially at the airports that may constitute obstacles.
He pledged his support for the management of the Nigerian airspace in line with the Survey Coordination Act of 1962 that is being implemented by OSGoF to discourage violations.
Highlights of the occasion were the exchange of presentations between the two Chief Executive Officers and also the explanation of Nigeria Administrative, Forest and sample of the large scale maps by the SGoF.
Abu, I. Michael
Head of Press and Public Relations, OSGoF