Buhari appoints substantive SGOF


Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has appointed Surveyor Taiwo Samuel Adeniran as the Surveyor General of the Federation (SGOF).

This was conveyed in a letter with reference FMPW & H/42935/S.1/T2/86 dated 29th January, 2020 signed by the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Works and Housing that supervises the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGOF), His Excellency, Babatunde Fashola, SAN.

In the letter addressed to Surveyor Adeniran, the Honourable Minister states, “I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as the Surveyor General of the Federation in accordance with the powers conferred on him by Section 171 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended)”.

The appointment which took effect according to the letter as from 10th January, 2020 is for a term of four (4) years in the first instance and also renewable upon satisfactory performance.

Surveyor Adeniran until his recent appointment was overseeing the affairs of OSGOF on October 8, 2019 following the retirement of Surveyor Muhammadu Kurfi, the then Director of Photogrammetry and Remote-Sensing, who also superintended in the absence of a substantive SGOF between September 10 – October 7, 2019.

The new SGOF was Director International Boundary and has served in different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Government manning offices and units of responsible for surveying activities. He has written several award-winning papers, “Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Using Geospatial Data” was one of such.

His appointment indicates the President’s commitment of ensuring square-pegs in square-holes for better services and delivery of the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.


Abu, I. Michael
Head of Press and Public Relations, OSGOF