Nigeria Hosts AFRIGIST Governing Council

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Nigeria will be hosting the 51st meeting of the Governing Council of the African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information, Science and Technology (AFRIGIST). AFRIGIST, formerly Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) is under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Representatives of 8 African countries: Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal including Nigeria, the host country will converge in the lovely town of Ile-Ife, Osun State for various activities as from the 15th of October.

The Surveyor General of the Federation (SGoF), Surv. Taiwo S. Adeniran at the First Representative of Nigeria on the AFRIGIST Governing Council will be representing the Nigerian Government to discuss critical issues of acquisition of knowledge and skills of geospatial information, science and technology and their applications for even development of all sectors of the economy.

Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. A. O. Akingbade has hinted that all arrangements have been put in place for the success of the meeting.


Abu, I. Michael

Head of Press and Public Relations, Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation