Disturbed by the slow pace of data collection in the management of Nigeria’s Boundaries, the National Boundary Commission NBC is looking towards a more comprehensive means of keeping detailed data and effectively managing its boundaries.
The Director General of the National Boundary Commission, Surv. Adamu Adaji made this disclosure in his office while receiving his colleague from the National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA).
Adaji stated that it is increasingly becoming difficult to successfully carry out its core interests mandate of determining its boundaries by relying only on the traditional method of data collection which are sometimes influenced by human dispositions hence the Commission has decided to flow with the tide and embrace technology.
“The use of satellite imagery will be an added impetus to Boundary management as it will help Boundary managers to keep track of the relevant data needed for boundary determination and definition”.
“With the use of satellite we will not only be able to collect data to establish the boundary marks but we will also be able to immediately go into the field to commence demarcation thereby restoring peace to warring border communities”.
“Our goal at the Commission is to ensure speedy resolutions of boundary disputes and stimulate economic growth and development in the affected areas”.
We will count on your expertise to train boundary managers on how best to collect data to fast track the job.
Partnership with a sister Agency will certainly aid in strengthening bonds and ensure lasting peace in warring communities.
The task of determining boundaries without the relevant data from the local and state boundary committees can be very daunting it is hoped that with the introduction of the use of technology the task will be much easier as everyone will have an idea where the boundary line starts and ends.
All Government Agencies and Formations have equal stakes at warring against the insecurity bedevilling our society and mapping out strategies of restoring peace and bringing development to the door steps of all its citizens and this can only be achieved when all critical Government Agencies agree to walk together in unity.
Earlier, the Director General of the National Space Research Development Agency, Dr. Halilu Shaba said that he was at the NBC’s Corporate Headquarters with his management team to seek collaboration with the Commission on Border management.
He stated that his Agency has developed a Satellite that would enhance effectiveness in boundary management.
According to him, aside from boundary markings, auditing, mappings and monitoring, the Satellite can also help gather detailed information that will assist in the quick resolution of boundary issues “so that when you speak, you speak to evidences”.