Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu has advised the management of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors to sensitize other government and non-governmental institutions on the importance of the survey to infrastructure development in order to enjoy the wide partnership.

Aliyu who represented the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola gave the advice during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors.

The Minister further noted  that the Ministry of Works and Housing appreciates the value of the institution to building and construction, adding that other institutions like the Nigerian Army should be sensitised on the importance of survey in construction works in order to partner with the institution in all their construction activities.

Aliyu added that the  world would not be stable without survey, stating that nothing could be put on the ground without properly giving all the coordinates and the levels to superimpose whatever anyone would want to impose on the ground.

“Sensitise people to partner with you, it will enable them imbibe best global practices to what they are doing,” the Minister added.

Engr.Aliyu assured the delegation of the ministry’s support towards the successful hosting of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors in Abuja.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and President of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors,  Surv.  Charlesye D. Charles said they were in the ministry to invite the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, as the Chief Host of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Institution and solicit for the support and cooperation of the ministry towards the event.

Surv.  Charles disclosed that the annual meeting of the institution which has as its theme, “Emerging Trends in Geospatial Technologies for Earth System and Infrastructure Mapping Monitoring and Management,” would be held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, from 25th – 27th May, 2021.

 According to the President of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, the sub- themes would address trends in Geospatial Technologies which would include: Mapping and Monitoring, Earth Resources Mapping, Monitoring and Management.


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