OSGoF to undertake surveys and mapping of all federating units of Nigeria


The Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) is to undertake the surveys and mapping in a large scale the entire federating units of the country in order to unlock the rich resources of the vast Nigerian Land for massive infrastructure and physical development to enhance national prosperity.

Surveyor General of the Federation (SGoF), Surveyor Samuel A. Taiwo who disclosed this in his remarks at the bi-weekly management meeting of OSGoF in Abuja said the Federal Government was passionate about this hence, the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, BabatundeRajiFashola, SANhas prodded for this at the 7th Retreat of the management of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing held recently in Gombe according to Surveyor Taiwo.

Being aware of the relevance of surveying and mapping as a former governor who made indelible mark in land administration and physical development especially in Lagos State, the SGoF said the Honourable Minister has also urged OSGoF to work hand-in-hand with the various departments of ministry for land identification and value addition.

The SGoF charged members of his management at OSGoF to embrace innovation and support his plan of repositioning of the Office for better service delivery for national development pointing out that all departmental projects must be impactful as drivers of the socioeconomic polices and projects of the Federal Government.

He explained that every project must underscore relevance and the value it would bring to bear on the economy in order to avoid waste of scarce resource.

Because of the enormous task set before OSGoF, Surveyor Taiwo reiterated that the members of management would meet fortnightly to give and assess reports on various activities and projects to abreast the staff necessary information that would elicit the desire action.

He therefore informed the Director of Human Resource Management to always ensure to call for the bi-weekly management meeting even in his absence directing that the most senior director in the management could hold sway in his absence. He noted that every worker in the employ of the government remains a servant of the people and thus, government work should not be put on hold.

“We must continue to work as a team, and must avoid breaking the ranks for the Honourable Minister charges that we all work as a team to enable the Ministry of Works and Housing in the whole delivers dividends”, he stressed.


Abu, I. Michael

Head of Press and Public Relations