The Surveyor General of the Federation (SGoF), Abuduganiyu A. Adebomehin, has urged Nigerian surveyors to go the extra mile to embrace emerging technologies and conflict management skills given the complicated nature of their work in the country. .
Adebomehin also said that as surveyors, they would face reluctant people in communities during demarcation works in border areas of internal and international borders.
He said so in Abuja, while receiving a team from the National Peace Academy (NPA) of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), an agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by its director, Dr. Bosede Awodola.
According to him, making peace and establishing good relations among others in the host communities at the borders remain their major concern, “We will activate training on internal and international borders in the management, resolution and negotiation of conflicts” .
The SGoF is therefore committed to collaborating with the IPCR in the training of surveyors and other personnel of the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) at the Institute’s Peace Academy to help them to determine the limits, with the members of the communities.
Earlier, the director, Awodola, who appreciated the mandates of OSGoF, as an extra-ministerial office of the federal government, described it as distinct and central to real development in the country.
She assured the SGoF that it has the capacity to deliver tailored trainings, based on the different mandates of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), urging the OSGoF to engage in research, conduct interventions and build capacity in the areas of peace and conflict management.
Awodola, however, disclosed that the academy has been in relation with the National Boundaries Commission (NBC), especially in conflict management, capacity building of its staff, saying this will improve its area of work.