The Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation is to collaborate with the Indian government on geospatial mapping and technical expertise exchange, remote sensing, carbon mapping, and auto imagery.
This was made known when the Surveyor General, Abuduganiyu Adebomehin received the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Shri Balasubramanian in his office in Abuja, according to a statement by Head Press and Public Relations in the office, Sani Datti.
The envoy stated that the reason for the visit was to seek collaboration on the new geospatial policy inaugurated by India, by reaching out to major countries.
He highlighted India’s strength in remote sensing and space capabilities due to the satellite coverage of the country for geographical mapping.
He stated that hydrography, remote sensing, surveying training, and technical expertise exchange are key areas in which both countries can work together.
Responding, Adebomehin affirmed the office is very much available for collaboration in the geospatial area, leveraging India’s strength in joint mapping using their imagery and other related matters.
He said now that the Indian government has established its geospatial data infrastructure while Nigeria is still trying to establish its own, there was need to work together.
He said Nigeria can take advantage of India’s satellite to capture the carbon underground and its location.