The Surveyor General of the Federation (SGoF), Surveyor Adeniran S. Taiwo has insisted that the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) has the capacities to generate huge money for the Federal Government to be able to meet some of its obligations for the teeming Nigerian populace.
Surveyor Taiwo who disclosed this during a meeting with officials of DC Premium Logistics (DCPL) and Solutions Limited at OSGoF Conference Room, Abuja said the OSGoF since his assumption of office was already working assiduously towards increasing its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)-base.
He said the era of the civil service focusing on only the social aspects was gone, and that the emphasis of the incumbent administration called for innovation and creativity for good revenue generation in order to help the government reduce the stress of spending scare resource on varying competing demands.
The SGoF said it was this reality that informed OSGoF partnership with DCPL which currently is interfacing with the Commercial Department of OSGoF to upgrade its activities for the design of a portal that would capture data and information required for any purposes.
Surveyor Taiwo used the opportunity to call on members of the public to be wary of all kinds of maps being sold pointing out that genuine maps could be obtained from OSGoF. He added that any maps being produced today without geospatial data or information would be wasted.
In their remarks, the DCPL Team lead by Air Commodore Victor Aikhomu and its Commercial Director, Val Ozieh acknowledged that OSGoF has much capacity and constitutionally empowered to generate much money for the Nigerian Government.
They noted that many groups and individuals have been discovered to be operating illegally without recourse to OSGoF as they pledged to work in good partnership with OSGoF for value addition and for the Federal Government to reap huge benefits from the activities of OSGoF.