Thursday, 25 July 2013

NAGIS Staffs Receives Training on ICT, Survey and Mapping

Partners in the implementing Nasarawa Development Platform (NDP), an initiation of the Ministry of Lands and Urban Development, have commenced the training of staffs recruited to man the state’s computerized lands administration system called Nasarawa Geographic Information Systems (NAGIS), at the newly commissioned complex of the project in Mararaba.
Siraj Consulting Engineers, Aeroprecisa, and GIS Transport, partners in the totality of the 24-month period project to execute Geographic Information System (GIS), and Digital Aerial Mapping (DAM), all expected to turn Nasarawa into a twin city to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is providing the training as part of the essentials needed to commence services at the newly commissioned complex.
 The complex, projected to take 100 staffs – both professional and non-professional alike – by the time the partners complete the recruitment exercise in the next one year, came to life on June 30 after Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and former FCT minister, Mallam Nasir el’Rufai commissioned it to become the second after the FCTA’s computerized lands administration system called AGIS.
But NAGIS complex, a replica of AGIS was described by el’Rufai, who pioneered this system in the country as far surpassing the latter in terms of facilities and scope which include GIS, DAM and cities planning, just as Surveyor General of the Federation, Nigeria (SGOF), Professor Peter Nwilo and members of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SUCON) ranked Nasarawa State top among the 36 states and the FCT in the implementation of lands reforms to conform with world best practices through the NDP initiative of the implementing partners.
The staffing of the complex commenced with the compulsory training exercise as part of the induction needed to give the staffs the basic preparation for their start.
Roland Klaus, General Manager of GIS Transport told Daily Trust that eight staffs, making up the first batch of recruits at the complex have been trained in basic ICT, survey and digitizing map making and reading as well as administration.
“Regardless of their posting, our staffs have to undergo basic training in all these areas for them to man the complex”, said Mr. Klaus, who also said the staffs were sent on field training in environment, data capturing and proper street maps, said.
The curricular for the training was prepared by Esna Swart of Aeroprecisa, while the training was handled by consultants in various fields including Roland Klaus, Heiko Howey, Ibrahim Khoury and Tiffany Okewole of GIS Transport, and Vincent Onwumere, a surveyor with Aeroprecisa, and the Project Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril, who is also a Senior Special Assistant to the governor.
As Reported by Dailytrust

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