Air Vice-Marshal Abubakar S. Liman, the Chief Intelligence of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has advocated special fund for the seamless operations of the Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation (OSGoF) due to the peculiar nature and relevance of its activities to national security, unity and sustainable development.
Liman advocated this when he led a team of officers on a courtesy visit to the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Surv. Abudulganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin at the Survey House in Abuja.
He said the purpose of his visit was to seek areas of further collaboration with OSGoF because of its expertise, skills and data required to aid NAF in its operations, stating that “Security is everyone’s business. War is a national assignment.”
AVM Liman reiterated the significance of the role of OSGoF in the war against criminality in the country pointing out that the usual annual budgeting system could hardly suffice for the proper funding of the pervasive activities of the Office.
In his response, the SGoF, Surv. Adebomehin said his office was ready to provide all resources at its disposal for the success of the operations of NAF and other arms of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Surv. Adebomehin disclosed that the Office produced navigational charts for the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) which was certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), adding that OSGoF has acquired more sophisticated equipment and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and a digital printing outfit.
Liman also stressed that the surveyors and other staffers of OSGoF were already undergoing a series of training and retraining for the readiness of the Office in providing geospatial needs of the government and its MDAs and every other sector of the Nigerian economy.