The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, FNSE has advised management of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors to sentise other government and non- governmental institutions on the iportant of survey to infrastructure development in order to enjoy wide partnership.
Aliyu who represented the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN gave the advice during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors.
The Minister further noted that the Ministry of Works and Housing appreciates the value of the institution to building and construction, adding that other institutions like the Nigerian Army should be sensitised on the importance of survey in construction works in order to partner with the institution in all their construction activities.
Aliyu added that the world would not be stable without survey, stating that nothing could be put on the ground without properly giving all the coordinates and the levels to superimpose whatever anyone would want to impose on the ground.
“Sensitise people to partner with you, it will enable them imbibe best global practices to what they are doing,” the Minister added.
Engr.Aliyu assured the delegation of the ministry’s support towards the successful hosting of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors in Abuja.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and President of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Surv. Charlesye D. Charles said they were in the ministry to invite the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN as the Chief Host of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Institution and solicit for the support and cooperation of the ministry towards the event.
Surv. Charles disclosed that the annual meeting of the institution which has as its theme, “Emerging trends in Geospatial Technologies for Earth System and Infrastucture Mapping Monitoring and Management,” would be held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, from 25th – 27th May, 2021.
According to the President of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, the sub- themes would address trends in Geospatial Technologies which would include: Mapping and Monitoring, Earth Resources Mapping, Monitoring and Management.
In addition, Surv Charles explained that the conference would create opportunities for all stakeholders in the geo-spatial industry to discuss and showcase latest developments in knowledge, processes and facilities that would help drive the surveying and mapping environment for successful delivery of national and organizational policies and projects.
He further informed the Minister that the investiture of the 22nd President of the Institution would take place on 27th May, 2021 at the conference.
The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS )is the umbrella Professional Association of Surveyors in Nigeria, a member of the International Federation of Surveyors (IFS), the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy ( CASLE)and the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN).
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May 11, 2021