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NAF requests special fund for surveyor-general’s office

THE Nigerian Air Force has requested a specific fund to improve the operations of the Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation, because of the importance of its duties to national security,

Air Vice-Marshal Abubakar S. Liman, the NAF’s Chief of Air Intelligence, made the announcement while leading a delegation of officers on a courtesy visit to the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Abudulganiyu Adebomehin, in Abuja recently.

According to a statement from OSGoF, Liman’s visit was intended to identify areas where the Nigerian Air Force and OSGoF could collaborate more closely.

He said the surveyor general’s office’s knowledge, skills, and data are needed to assist the NAF in its operations, emphasising the importance of collaboration among relevant agencies, particularly in the fight against insecurity.

Liman was quoted as saying, “Security is everyone’s business. War is a national assignment. which requires the support of every citizen.”

The importance of the OSGoF’s involvement in the fight against criminality across the country, according to the air intelligence commander, is critical, and the typical annual budgeting mechanism would be insufficient to adequately fund the office’s duties.

In his statement, Adebomehin stated that the OSGoF, an extra-ministerial entity and the Federal Government’s top mapping arm, is in charge of implementing the country’s survey coordination act.

He stated that the agency is prepared to use all resources at its disposal to ensure the success of the NAF’s and other branches of the Nigerian Armed Forces’ missions.

According to Adebomehin, his office created navigational charts for the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, which was approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

He mentioned that the OSGoF has upgraded its equipment, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and a digital printing facility, and that surveyors and other agency employees are already receiving training to fulfill the government’s geospatial needs.

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