News in 2020

SURCON contributes to FIG and the SDGs

7-9 December 2020, Abi State, Nigeria

In support of  FIG’s ongoing commitment to the surveyors role in the SDGs, the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) is sharing the understanding of the SDGs across its membership in Nigeria and how Surveyors skills can make our world a better place.

Kabir MM, Registrar SURCON delivered a keynote and technical paper at the workshop “Achieving Sustainable Development through the application of geospatial technologies”  held in Abia State, SE Nigeria, 7th - 9th December, 2020.



Key Note, Kabir MM, Registrar SURCON

The workshop involved top professionals in Geospatial technology industries, participants from the built industries, political, religious and traditional leaders, women groups, students and youth associations from Abia State and the south east of Nigeria.  It is anticipated that a paper capturing the deliberations will be produced in the New Year. 

FIG members continue to promote the SDG, spearheaded by FIG Task Force 2019-2022 (Chair Paula Dijkstra, Netherlands). And we welcome notice of our members initiatives and activities so that we may continue to build up a FIG resource Library.

Participants at the workshop

Pan Africa Leadership Prize for Excellence

It is a pleasure to announce that Surv. KABIR, M. M received the Pan Africa Leadership Prize for Excellence 2020 for contributions to Development of Professional Practice of Surveying in Nigeria and Africa. The Prize was delivered on 17 Nov. 2020 by the Africa Students Union Parliament,  the ASUP which was founded in 1926 by prominent African Students. Representatives of the Parliament from Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa,  Senegal and Nigeria were there to deliver the Award.

During the presentation of the Award Surv. KABIR, M. M was named ICON of NATION BUILDING and was inducted into the prestigious PAN - AFRICAN LEADERSHIP HALL of FAME for exemplary leadership and drive for sustainable development of Africa through Surveying and Geoinformatics.

Congratulations to Kabir Mansur Mohammad from FIG.



Louise Friis-Hansen
December 2020