Godwin AJOM, Calabar
Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria, APPSN, has emphasized the need for data generation, processing and preservation to the growth and development of Nigeria, sighting socio_political benefits of population to a country.
Responding to questions from participants at a one day seminar by the APPSN in Calabar on Wednesday, the president of SURCON, Surveyor chief Clement Nwabichie, sighted the Nigeria youths usefulness.
According to him, “If the youths, those who are under the age of 40 and 30, if they can come together, they can take over this country. Because they have the potentials, the energy to do so, is it me that is old that will go and do so, I am old.”
The chief surveyor further advocated that, data generation, processing and preservation should be encouraged in the country to aid the survey industry.
“We have a good population in this country but we don’t keep data, in civilised country, when a child is born it is recorded and preserved, when a persons dies, it is recorded, but here, it is little bellow standard.
“On data base, the point is we should have a data base, and analysis, digitized for easy accessibility, a cadaster keep-to record-data-base, with the surveyor general , let us have data base at surveyor general’s office in a digitized form. They should be records of death and births surveys.
Surveyor general Cross River State, Surveyor Victor Nyamse said, “survey is a honoured profession, this gives me a lot of hope that survey will keep on growing, the miniaturization and affordability of survey is very important, we need to ensure digitization of the practice. Please dear colleagues, learn to treat your clients with diligence and respect.”