Kano advocates increased private surveyor companies 

 The acting governor of Kano state, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, Monday stated the need for more private surveyor companies at a meeting with a delegation from the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) led by its president, Dr. Ibitoye Mathew Olomolatan.

 A statement by the press secretary to the acting governor, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, said the NIS president, Olomolatan, stated that the delegation’s visit to Kano was to celebrate the annual general conference of the Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN). 

He said: “The objective is to establish collaboration between the institution and the state government, aiming to engage private survey practitioners for untapped benefits in revenue generation and employment opportunities,” he said.

 Expressing concern over Kano’s limited number of private surveyor companies compared to Lagos, Olomolatan sated the urgency of addressing the shortfall, given Kano’s vast landmass.

 In his response, the acting governor ,Gwarzo, acknowledged the critical role of surveying in land management and the need for more private companies to capitalise on Kano’s vast potential.

He encouraged investment from both residents and outsiders, highlighting the potential economic boost.

Gwarzo pledged government support to enable the creation of more surveyor companies, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and service availability.