President Muhammadu Buhari pledges  to deploy Geographic Information Services for increased production by farmers

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government will sustain the deployment of Geographic Information Services-GIS and similar technologies to help farmers achieve increased production.

The President who made this known when he received a delegation from the Surveyors Council of Nigeria-SURCON led by the President of the International Federation of Surveyors, Professor Rudolf Staiger, at the State House, Abuja, expressed delight that many states had adopted GIS for both urban and rural development, noting that government was also on track in using similar technologies to support farmers to increase their yields.

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The President also recognized the roles and numerous contributions of members of the profession to national development, citing the design and development of the Federal Capital Territory as an example. Buhari said his administration would continue to work with members of the survey and geo-informatics profession to provide quality infrastructure that will bring prosperity to Nigerians.

Earlier Staiger had said that the association was proud to be associated with President Buhari and his administration’s determination to revive Nigeria.


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