Nigeria Gets New Surveyor-General

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Samuel Adeniran as the new Surveyor-General of the Federation.

Adeniran’s appointment was conveyed in a letter dated January 29, 2020 with the reference number “FMPW & H/42935/S.1/T2/86”.

The letter was signed by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who oversees the Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation (OSGF).

“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

“This is in accordance with the powers conferred on him (President) by Section 171 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended),” the letter said.


The appointment took effect from January 10, 2020, and maybe renews after the first of four years, said the letter.

The appointee was in charge of affairs of the OSGOF since October 8, 2019, following the retirement of the then Director of Photogrammetry and Remote-Sensing, Muhammadu Kurfi, who supervised the OSGF since September 10, 2019.

The new OSGF was the Director of International Boundary and had served in different ministries, departments and agencies of government, manning offices and units that were responsible for surveying activities.

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