By Stanley Onyekwere
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is collaborating with the office of the Surveyor General of the Federation through the use of state-of-the-art equipment of the Surveyor General’s office, in order to boost cost saving culture for efficient service delivery.
This was disclosed by FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, when the Surveyor General of the Federation, Surveyor Ebisintei Awudu and his technical team paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
In a statement signed FCTA’s Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, the Minister said the move is saving the FCTA scarce resources, which can now be invested in other sectors.
According to the Minister, “leveraging on your facilities saves us having to do multiple investment in facilities that are already existing which we can easily utilize.”
Bello while commending the work of Nigeria’s surveyors in the progressive development of the FCT since its inception, expressed the willingness of the FCT Administration to partner with the office of the Surveyor General of the Federation for the achievement of the individual mandate of both organisations.
Earlier, Surveyor Awudu had called for more collaboration between his office and the FCTA, especially in the areas of conducting surveys and mapping.
The surveyor General also emphasized the need for FCTA to leverage on the very sensitive equipment of his office which, according to him, could help in identifying earth tremor locations even before they occur and their growth direction.
He charged government organisations to handle data generated from surveys with utmost care, adding that such information should be solely in the custody of the Director of Survey in the organization.
Awudu stressed that survey data in the wrong hands could be a threat to any organization or state.