Surveying is Integral to Growth, Durability of Projects for Development of Abuja – SGoF


Surveying remains an integral factor to the growth and durability of especially projects of physical development because man uses earthly materials to improve his environment for beneficial living.  Surveying gives man the idea of his land space, location and quantity of the material resources therein to enhance effective planning, utilization of the resources and implementation.

It has been acknowledged that the most developed countries of the world today are the ones that ensure surveying in their development enterprise and placed high premium on the use of geospatial data and maps for planning and implementation.

The Surveyor General of the Federation (SGoF), Surv. Abuduganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin wihile playing host to the Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Surv. Abiodun Peter Alonge who led the Chairman of the Association of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN), Surv. Solomon B. Olutokun with fresh officials of the FCT chapter to the Survey House in Abuja called for the engagement of qualified surveyors in every stage of ongoing projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for seamless improvement and durability of projects.

Surv. Adebomehin observed that Abuja was still in its first and second stage of development and would require requisite geospatial inputs to achieve the desirable physical infrastructural arrangements and expansion for the entire Abuja.

He then appealed to the NIS, APPSN and other surveying professional bodies to work in tandem with the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) towards providing the Federal Government the requisite geospatial data and models for the planning and implementation of projects for the proper development of the FCT and Nigeria as a whole.

According to him, there would be need for the surveying of the entire Abuja for effective monitoring of violation against the master plan of the country’s capital and other inimical activities that may frustrate the developmental efforts of the government. He added that surveying would help towards the even distribution of infrastructure and ensures good road network.

Earlier, Surv. Alonge and Olutokun commended the giant strides recorded by Surv. Adebomehin within the few months he superintended over the activities of OSGoF. They commended his vision and efforts towards putting the country’s apex surveying and mapping office on world-class pedestal.


Abu, I. Michael
Head of Press and Public Relations