Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has announced a partnership between Surveyors, under the auspices of Nigerian Institute of Surveyors (NIS) and Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
Receiving in audience today, September 1, members of the Institute in his office, the Minister acknowledged the professional services Surveyors have been rendering for the development of Nigeria, particularly in the areas of security and agriculture.
“I want to commend you in the appreciation that survey data is now critical in managing national security, as well as keying in and providing the bedrock and foundation for the agricultural policy of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I am very much aware that your professional colleagues were able to survey farmlands, thereby making them eligible to get a lot of the empowerment and palliative measures that the Federal Government has towards improving agriculture, especially under agencies like the Central Bank of Nigeria and other subsidiary agencies. All these are being done using your professional input and that is very commendable.”
The Minister expressed satisfaction with members of NIS in the FCTA and advised them to continue their programmes towards enhancing their professional competence, especially the young surveyors.
“For the younger ones coming in into the system, I hope the council has a robust training mechanism and system for them to be able to do it, particularly looking to advances in technology.”
Earlier, President of the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors, Surveyor David Kayode Oluwamotemi, said that the visit was to seek partnership with the FCTA to enhance land administration and revenue drive in the FCT.