NIGERIA. Abuja: The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), has completed a plan to reactivate its Geospatial Data Center by installing new Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) and other necessary equipment.
During a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s surveyor-general, Abduganiyu Adeyemi, informed journalists of the developments. He went on to say that when the project is finished, it will create more jobs, increase county revenue, and aid in the sector’s repositioning.
A team of professionals from Portugal has been invited to Nigeria to teach 24 surveyors from the National Boundary Commission (NBC) and the Surveyors Council of Nigeria, according to Adeyemi.
“Any country can have acceptable ways of assessing who comes into their country and in what fashion once the technology is fully in place,” Adeyemi remarked.
Adeyemi further stated that after the upgrading system is completed, the surveying and mapping sector will be able to give countries such as South Africa and Kenya vital data for the development of their economies.
The Nigerian government’s involvement of a team of Information Communication Technology (ICT) experts from Microsoft in the United States to reactivate the center’s activities is a sign of commitment.
According to Adeyemi, the Federal Government will require approximately N1 billion in budgetary allocations to modernize its 10-year-old Geospatial Data Center in order to make data, other goods, and services worldwide available.
The administration has also built up a Ground Penetrating Radar System (GPSR) to improve the center’s performance and service delivery with respect to geospatial data, according to Adeyemi.
However, the technique will aid in the creation of underground infrastructures such as conduit cables, pipes, and other materials. The high-performance data center is undergoing renovations.
“For climate change, we created a weather station. It has begun generating data in order to improve meteorological precision while also defending the country’s territorial region and monitoring internal security,” according to Adeyemi.
“We intend to discourage illegality in the activities of surveying and mapping to maximize economic gains. We have been hearing of collapsed buildings, bridges, and others, as a result of some form of deformation,” Adeyemi added.
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