By Ochiaka Ugwu
Surveyor Taiwo S. Adeniran has emerged the Acting Surveyor General of the Federation (SGoF) following the retirement of Surveyor M. Kurfi Muhammed who held sway as the Acting Survey General of the Federation.
In a statement released by the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) and signed by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Abu I. Michael, it noted that Surveyor Muhammed who took over on September at the expiry of the tenure of the former SGoF, Surveyor Ebisintei B. Awudu clocked 35 years of meritorious service to the country and thus bowed out of the service today, October 8, 2019.
According to the statement, “On a circular with reference Number: OSGOF/ADM/HON/90/1 dated 7th October, 2019 which directed the management staff and Heads of the various units of the office to ensure attendance at the handing and taking over ceremony, the Director Human Resource Management, Mr. Igbokwe Felix Onyehira states, “I am directed to inform you that Ag. Surveyor General of the Federation, Surv. M. K. Muhammed will retire from the service on 8th October, 2019, and due to that, he will be handing over to Surv. Taiwo S. Adeniran.
“Surveyor Muhammed who emphasized on the importance of appointing substantive SGoF from within urged his successor to ensure to carry all the staff along for attainment of achievements that would be beneficial to the country” the statement read in part.
In his remarks, the new Acting Surveyor General, Surveyor Adeniran described Surveyor Muhammed as a great leader worthy of emulation.
He said the task of the OSGoF was enormous and necessary for Nigeria to experience advancement in all sectors and facets of the economy, and thus pledged to work with all his professional colleagues for the good of the country while in office.
Before now, Surveyor Adeniran was the Director of the Department of International Boundary, OSGoF.