Nigerian Institution of Surveyors urges govt to invest in digital mapping

Nigerian Institution of Surveyors urges govt to invest in digital mapping

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Nigeria: The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors have urged federal and state governments to invest heavily in surveying and digital mapping initiatives in the country to stimulate a sustainable development model of growth.

Addressing members at the 49th Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) in Benin, the President of NIS, Bode Adeaga said, “Our investment in the surveying and mapping of the country is an investment in our future; in the sustainability of our economy, in the protection of our environment, in the assurance of our security and ability to adequately and appropriately respond to emergencies, and to grow a healthy and productive nation.” He also called for the private and public stakeholders to collaborate and adopt a holistic approach to the nation's challenges.

He also cautioned that there is a dearth of credible maps of various regions of the country and that the ones designers and policy makers rely on are already obsolete, having been prepared almost 50 years ago.

Source: AllAfrica