President Buhari Appoints Adeniran as Surveyor General of the Federation


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 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 Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who supervises the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGOF).

The letter reads: “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)”,it read.

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

OSGoF, in a statement by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Abu Michael said that 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.

He was also 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”.

His appointment, according to the statement, indicated that the President is commitment to ensuring square-pegs in square-holes for better services and delivery of the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.