Former Registrar Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) Surv W.A Ayeni has expressed dismay over government ignorance of surveying.
The ex registrar stated this in a sensitazition and orientation program oragnised by the nigerian institution of surveying and geoinformatic student NISGS (Kaduna Charpter) for new intake of survey and geoinformatics department Kaduna Polytechnic on 30 August 2023.
He disclosed that Nigeria is 4% cadastrated which, according to him is shameful, he added that the late president Yaradua created a presidential land reform committee, which was supposed to help in cadastration but the concept become dormant since his death, and no one has in the government is talking about it
Ayeni also lamented the high number of students admitted without the provision of adequate facilities to enable them learn better.
” some people see education as a source of internal revenue, which it is not, in my time we had practically one equipment to two students, but today it is about 200 hundred students with not up to 10 digital equipment which is wrong.” He said
He Further added that flooding can be curtailed through the use of surveyors skills, as they can predict where can be flooded and give advice on where the residents of a potentially flooded place can be moved to.