Lagos government trains town planners on drones deployment

Lagos State Government has train 50 town planners on effective operation of drones to monitor encroachment on land and other sharp practices.

This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the state’s Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), Mrs Abimbola Umeh.

Umeh stated that the agency organised a

two-weeks training in line with government’s policy on the use and adoption of modern technology in governance and development issues.

She added that the training would enhance the capacity of staff to effectively monitor and enforce site inspection and imbibe etiquettes in relating with the public.

The General Manager of the agency, Mr Kehinde Osinaike, was also represented by Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), Mrs Abimbola Umeh, said that the use and deployment of drones would facilitate effective town planning activities.

“It will also ensure compliance to Physical Planning Permit Laws and Regulations across the state,’’ he said.

Osinaike added that some technical staff of the agency were included in the training to ensure that all relevant professionals were carried along.

He said the training would be continuous to acquaint staff with modern technological, ethical and other evolving trends for optimal performance.

A participant, Mr Adejobi Olumide, described the training as impactful because it captured both practical and theoretical knowledge needed to assist in data processing and faster mapping.

Also speaking, Mr Ajanaku Wemimo, who is also a participate said learning to launch a drone would solve problems of physical planning and data gathering on buildings.

A drone pilot operator, Mr Olamide Owoyemi, commended the assimilation of participants and said they would be issued certificates at the end of the training.