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FIG President Staiger meets with the President of Nigeria and the President of the Senate

26-27 February 2020, Abuja, Nigeria

Visit to Surveyors Council of Nigeria, and induction of 344 new Registered Surveyors for the year 2019

High level Nigerian delegation together with the FIG President received by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari

FIG President Rudolf Staiger was invited to Nigeria to witness the induction of 344 newly licensed surveyors. The investiture of the new colleagues was organised by SURVEYORS COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (SURCON) and the NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS (NIS) on 27 February in the Conference Centre of Abuja. In his welcome address to the new inductees Rudolf reminded them about the importance of their future task.

Meeting with President of the State Muhammadu Buhari

FIG and SURCON give award of excellence to the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari in recognition of his contribution to development of surveys and geoinformatics in Nigeria.

At the same day the President of the Republic of Nigeria his Excellency Muhammadu Buhari honoured our Nigerian colleagues and FIG with a 30-minutes reception. This was the first time in history that the Nigerian president himself received a delegation of surveyors.

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Wih the President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (center) followed by Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Minister of Information Layi Mohammed and Minister of Works Baba Tunde Fashola. To the left the President of FIG, the leader of SURCON Femi Kasim, the President of Nigeria Institution of Surveyors Alabo C. D. Charles and the Registrar of SURCON Surv. Kabir K.K.

Meeting with the President of the Senate of Nigeria Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

The honourable President of the Senat Ahmad Lawan received a delegation of Nigerian surveyors and the FIG-President the day before.

In the framework of the induction of the newly licensed surveyors the Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan Award for “the Development of the Surveying and Geoinformatics Profession in Nigeria” was newly instituted by SURCON and conferred on Lawan. He has studied surveying and is holding a PhD in remote sensing.

From left: Kabir Mansur Mohammad, President of the Senate of Nigeria Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, FIG President Rudolf Staiger and Babagana Aji, Chief of staff to the President of the Senate.

In private meeting with the President of the Senate Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawa

Induction of 344 new Registered Surveyors 2019

In the afternoon the festive induction ceremony of 344 new registered surveyors took place. All 344 registered surveyors received their certificate. Rudolf had the honour to hand out 20 of the certificates. The first certificate was handed out by the President of the Senate to the Best Overall Candidate in the SURCON 2019 professional examinations. With him were 12 other senators of the Federal Republic.

Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan Ibrahim handed over the Award to the Best Overall Candidate in the SURCON 2019 professional examinations.

Visit to the French embassy

Acabo C. D. Charles, Rudolf Staiger, Mr Sylvain Naulin from the French Embassy and Kabir Mansur Mohammad.

During the stay it was made possible to pay a visit to the French Embassy. The French Embassy together with the Belgium embassy handle visa issues for the Dutch embassy, and therefore FIG President Staiger with Kabir Mansur Mohammad and Acabo C. D. Charles had a meeting with Mr. Sylvain Naulin political officer at the French Embassy in Abuja to discuss the handling of Nigerian visa applications for the FIG Working Week 2020.

With management of SURCON

Addressing members and staff of SURCON

With the Registrar Surv. Kabir M M and the NIS President Surv Alabo C D Charles.




Rudolf Staiger
2 March 2020