Nigeria: For surveying to move forward in Nigeria, there is urgent need for the use of automation in photogrammetry or cartography to replace the present manual method of doing the jobs, according to Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General O.A. Ihejirika. He stated this in his lecture titled, “Land administration and contributions of Survey organisations to economic development in Nigeria.”
In addition, the Chief said, “Surveying instrumentation would minimise the amount of work required during field work but the planning and design, analysis of results would be more demanding as techniques and presentation aspects, would be modified. Our institutions’ curricular will need to be modified to take in the changes in order to conform to modern trends in surveying. Advancement in technology has also resulted in the modernisation of warfare.”
He observed that surveyors’ roles is increasing daily while calling on them to be more involved in political administration, citing the laudable developmental achievements of Governor Raji Fashola of Lagos State to his administration’s proper use of surveyors.