Dr Peter Mbah, the Enugu State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate says his administration will move the state Gross Domestic Product from its current $4.4 billion to $30 billion in the next eight years if elected.
Mbah made the promise during his World Press conference organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) while unveiling his campaign manifesto in the state.
He said that this would be achieved through targeted policy incentives that enhanced public private investments in key growth enabling sectors.
The sectors, he said, include energy, and natural resources development, agro-allied industrialization, private sector development and integrated productive infrastructure development.
”This growth enhancing sectoral focus will be underpinned by key enablers such as inclusive and transparent governance, human capital development and science and technology.
”My team will achieve zero percent rate in the poverty headcount index through government enabled private sector development and reduce the percentage population in abject poverty to zero.
”Together, these programmes will make Enugu one of the top three states in Nigeria in terms of GDP,” Mba said.
On land administration, the governorship candidate said his administration would digitize the system, introduce Geographic Information System (GIS) and enhance the process of Certificate of Occupancy to block incidences of racketeering.
Mba said he would industrialize the state by creating enabling environment for the private investors to operate.
A Development Training Institute, Coinmac International, on Monday advised the Nigerian Government to adopt Geographic Information System (GIS) to improve tax collection in the country.
Coinmac Managing Director, Mr Ayo Salam spoke at the opening of a training workshop on Tax Policy, Fiscal Analysis and Revenue Forecasting for FCT Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) in Abuja.
Salam said there was the need for all business owners, informal sectors, service providers and organisations to be forced to pay tax, saying “an effective tax administration is knowing who the taxpayers are, where they are located’’.
He said that every citizen must be subjected to the law to pay tax from their income.
According to him, there is the need for all tiers of government to diversify its revenue base by seeking alternative means of revenue generation as the dwindling oil revenue is worrisome.
“Government needs to practically shift attention from oil to development of other revenue sources, especially non-oil exports to support Internally Generated Revenue from taxes.
“The reliability of the institutional framework for tax processing and enforcement must not be questionable to ensure sustainable development through taxation.
“GIS can provide an efficient and improved system to not only increase revenue collection, but to monitor the prices and identify defaulters.
” Salam said that most revenue service organisations had adopted GIS in implementation of their duties, adding that an efficient GIS could store accurate information on tax payable and monitored virtually.
He said FCT was a reference point for tax administration in Nigeria as tax collection stood at N188 billion, surpassing projected revenue target of N109 billion in 2021. He said implementing blockchain technology for tax compliance would be an opportunity for taxes to be collected on goods and services consumed on different electronic platforms.
Training Facilitator, Mr Muhammad Sabiu, said the FCT-IRS had made huge strides in tax system with enrollment of more than 1.2 million people into its revenue collection system.
He said that had led to the collection of the highest revenue since inception, saying there was a Withholding Tax of N26 billion in 2021. Sabiu said Nigeria’s continued reliance on oil was not sustainable as the global market dwindled, calling for more Nigerians to pay taxes for economic growth and development.
“Nigerians keep complaining about poor infrastructural development and others, we can do more by funding all we want ourselves when we pay taxes.
“Nigerians should pay taxes if they do not want government to borrow, in the UK, you pay 40 per cent on inheritance tax, and so many other things.
“Lecturers are calling for more funding for the institutions, if we have a good tax system, all these things can be sorted out.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry(LCCI) has urged the Federal Government to put into consideration the unintended consequences of the proposed nationwide ban on the use of motorcycles and mining activities.
Dr Chinyere Almona, the Director-General of LCCI, made the plea in a statement, while reacting to the government proposed decision on Saturday in Lagos.
Almona, also appealed to the Federal Government to consider the implications such action would have on the mining industry and business environment.
The National Security Council had on Thursday announced that it was considering a nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining activities in the country as part of its strategy to curb terrorist activities, checkmate loopholes and cut off their sources of funding.
This was the outcome of the meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.
Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that investigations were still ongoing, especially to establish the correlation between mining and motorcycles which was suspected to be providing funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists.
Almona said: “We cannot afford to jeopardise the fortunes of mining in Nigeria with a blanket ban on mining activities, when we should be able to isolate illegal miners and demobilise criminals from mining sites.
“We urge the government to reconsider ways to demobilise criminal activities from mining sites and create a safe environment, where mining can thrive.” She said though, the chamber understood that criminals were using motorcycles as a means of mobility and escape from the security agencies, it was unacceptable to label the entire Nigerian mining ecosystem as sponsors of banditry and terrorism.
According to her, this looked like an attempt to blame all legitimate mining operators for the activities of banditry and terrorism in the country.
“The Nigerian mining industry employs several thousands in the formal and informal economy of the country,” she said.
Almona said that the artisanal and small-scale mining ecosystem accounted for at least 90 per cent of activities in the mining sector.
She said: “The announcement of the intended ban on mining, had further validated to foreign and local investors, that it is unsafe for them to invest in the country’s mining sector.
“Furthermore, the existing local investors who have secured loans to finance their mining projects across Nigeria, are at risk of losing their investments of several years.
“The proposal has further damaged the diversification plans of the Federal Government to pursue a non-oil exports-based economy.
“According to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) economic reports from 2015 to 2020, the total value of solid minerals exports within that period was 1.75 billion dollars.
“Duly licenced mining companies should be clearly differentiated and distanced from the activities of bandits and terrorists, whom the National Security Council have based their proposal upon,” she said.
The LCCI director-general stressed the need for enforcement of all necessary laws and policies to guarantee security of local and foreign investments in the solid minerals sector, for guaranteed returns on investments.
She urged government to empower the solid minerals and mining sector, through the deployment of Geographic Information System (GIS), automation of application and processing of mining licences.
Almona also identified, leases and permits, all through a one-stop-shop platform.
She explained that the Integrated Automation and Interactive Solid Minerals Portal (IAISMP) should truly be a “go-to portal” for real time information on the sector.
The director-general pointed out there was need for government to also finalise plans to build a national electronic geo-data archiving management system to be called the Nigerian Geo-Data Centre at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA).
She said that all these would make it easy to access information on mining by investors across the globe.
With the opening of the Kasoa Bulk Supply Point (BSP) today, the United States has completed its nearly six-year investment of $316 million in Ghana's energy infrastructure, supporting more reliable power for hundreds of thousands of schools, hospitals, offices and homes in Ghana. US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Nicole Chulick today joined the Vice President of Ghana, HE Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and other Ghanaian government officials to formally open the Bulk Supply Point (BSP) of Kasoa. The US government financed the $50 million power substation as part of the MCC-Ghana Power Compact.
“With the opening of the Kasoa bulk supply point here today, we mark the successful completion of the MCC Ghana Power Compact. This was a nearly six-year, $316 million commitment by the American people to improve Ghana's energy infrastructure and support long-term economic growth,” Chulick said during the launch event.
After the event, Chulick toured the new facility with Vice President Bawumia. The Kasoa BSP will reduce outages in the electrical system, help stabilize voltages and improve the quality and reliability of power supplied to the Awutu Senya East municipality in central Ghana. The Kasoa BSP is now the second largest capacity BSP in Ghana. The 435 megavolt ampere (MVA) gas-insulated electrical substation will serve 250,000 ECG customers. It will also reduce technical losses in the power transmission and distribution system, contributing to the long-term financial viability of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo).
The $316 million MCC Ghana Power Compact invested in new energy infrastructure and reforms to provide more reliable and affordable electricity to Ghanaians. It also supported programs designed to improve energy efficiency and expand opportunities for women in the electricity sector. The Ghana Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) implemented the partnership with the Government of Ghana.
Energy infrastructure improvements
The MCC Ghana Power Compact successfully upgraded the country's power sector by building four power substations: Pokuase BSP, Kasoa BSP, University of Ghana Medical Center Primary Substation in Legon, and Ellen Moran Primary Substation in Kanda. These new electrical substations directly serve the 37 Military Hospital, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, the University of Ghana Medical Center, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, the National Mosque, and more than 800,000 utility customers. The compact projects improved the power system in 10 markets in Accra and Tamale.
Under the pact, ECG has also developed two new information technology systems: the Geographic Information System (GIS) and the Multimeter Management System (MMS), to modernize the utility company and help reduce business losses. .
Supporting Energy Efficiency
The MCC Ghana Power Compact also established the Refrigerator and Air Conditioning Testing Laboratory at the Ghana Standards Authority. The lab, the first of its kind in West Africa, will help enforce regulations to eliminate the importation of inefficient appliances that waste energy. As part of the pact, twenty regulations for energy efficiency standards and labels have been updated to reflect new technology and await enactment in Parliament.
The pact also supported the installation of more than 14,000 new energy-efficient street lights with metered management systems, replacing old, inefficient lighting and setting a new standard for energy savings. Ultimately, the pact helped develop a curriculum to teach energy efficiency in schools. As a result of the Compact, a partnership with three major technical universities will establish energy audit centers to strengthen Ghana's position as a leader in West Africa in energy efficiency.
Inclusion As part of the MCC Ghana Power Compact, more than 600 female students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) participated in mentoring and training for professional growth and development. Three hundred of these students found internship positions at leading institutions in the energy sector. These internships have played a crucial role in helping employers embrace a more inclusive workforce and sustain the effort to provide more opportunities for women to thrive in typically male-dominated energy sector occupations.
Since then, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has adopted a gender policy, action plan and new targets for increased recruitment and promotion of female employees. ECG will also partner with USAID's Gender Generation Public Services Program to continue advancing the creation of a diverse and more inclusive workforce in the energy sector.
The opening of the Kasoa BSP marks the latest major milestone for the MCC Ghana Power Compact and the successful completion of the program that has benefited hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians. The completion date of the compact is June 6, 2022.
Experts in Geographic Information System (GIS), on Thursday trained 50 students on the use of GIS technology for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mr Emmanuel Jeje, an Acting Director, Provincial Operations Support, Department of Agriculture, Land Reforms and Rural Development, Cape Town in South Africa, made this known at the training in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the training was: “GIS Transforming Our World”.
The GIS Workshop for Senior Secondary School Students was organised for Deeper Life High School and sponsored by GIS Academy, Ibadan.
Jeje said that importance of technological knowledge have to be inculcated in education for an evolving world.
He highlighted the importance of GIS to various fields of human endeavours and its roles in solving challenges facing the world from climate issues to agriculture and military use.
“GIS helps you to understand what exists and where.
“And with GIS ability, you can measure what happened in the past, the present and what the future can be as well as solve problems highlighted in the SDGs,” Jeje said.
He also listed various career opportunities possible with the knowledge of GIS and how it could be deployed to security, businesses, solving climatic issues among others.
In his remarks, Mr David Afolayan, the Chief Executive Officer, GIS Academy, said the workshop was an eye opener for the students to recognise opportunities within their reach, starting from where they were in their Geography class.
Afolayan said: “Geography gives them information about the earth form, features, activities, atmosphere and so on.
“It is a foundation for careers they are not aware of and we are bringing in Geographic information technology as an enabler so that the knowledge they have in Geography, Technology can be used to solve problems.”
He said that GIS was a technology that helps to solve spatial problems.
“We are building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which already itemised the problems of the world that the world needs to solve.
“We are letting the students see how their knowledge of Geography and GIS can solve these problems.
“Technology is being put in their hands and one of the benefits is the grant from the ESRI to all the schools in Nigeria, so that their schools will have the software.
“We are also integrating them into biodiversity projects where their school forms, like citizen scientists, where they will have the opportunity to use real scientific protocols to solve real problems,” he said.
Afolayan also said that it was a hybrid of several technologies and several platforms.
“We have the global learning and observation of the environment, which is a United States NASA supported project that promotes STEM with an understanding of the earth and its systems.
“We are teaching them how to collect data and interpret it,” he said.
Afolayan said that the students were being tested already on GIS in their WAEC and JAMB examinations and the training would afford them deeper insight into their curriculum.
“This is part of the Geography Green School projects that empower schools
across Nigeria and Africa by providing technology support, educational materials and tools for geo-literacy, ” Afolayan said.
Commenting, Mr Israel Abioye, a Geography teacher at the Deeper Life High School, Ibadan, said that the workshop had equipped the students with hands-on training on GIS, which according to him, is part of the syllabus for third term for students in senior classes.
Speaking on their training experience, Precious Oke and Upongbong Abasi told NAN that they have learnt relevance of GIS to many career paths and how to use the technology to solve problems in their environment.
Society urges FG to deploy geospatial technology for development
Abuja, Nov. 3, 2020 The Geospatial Society of Nigeria (GEOSON) has urged the Federal Government to adopt geospatial information technology in all sectors of the economy for an enhanced national development.
GEOSON President, Dr Matthew Adepoju, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.
Adepoju said that geospatial technology was a field of study that involve Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing that could be used to acquire, manipulate and store geographic information.
He said that geographic information has been used in many climes, thereby enabling governments and organisations to take appropriate decisions.
“The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control can release the number of affected persons with COVID-19 alongside their location so that people within that area can take precautions and the fight will be swiftly handled,’’ he said.
He said that the geospatial information technology was also used in polio eradication programmes, culminating into the declaration of Nigeria as polio free nation in 2019.
Adepoju said that the society, under the supervision of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) was collaborating with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to monitor developments in schools.
“We have active collaboration with UBEC and we coordinated a nationwide audit where we got the geospatial information about all the schools under the supervision of UBEC, primary and junior secondary schools.
“The GTS is being used to monitor development of infrastructure, the population of students and compare what it was in the past.
“We have about 10 million out of school children in Nigeria, and GTS can help us make projections on how to reduce the number in coming years.
“The GTS can be used in agriculture, environmental issues and in so many aspects of our lives,’’ he said.
The pesident also said that the technology could be used by state governments for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as the case with Lagos State.
He said that a few state in the country was beginning to key into the technology, adding that income generated through the technology could be used for waste management, road rehabilitation, and job creation.
Adepoju also said that adopting the technology could provide another means of economic diversification that governments at all levels should take seriously.
“The GTS is essential for planning and important for government policy implementation, otherwise a few persons will leverage on benefits of millions of citizens,’’ he said.
He said that the society plans to commence nationwide campaign on the importance of geospatial technology in the nearest future.
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Gov. Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu of Kebbi, says his administration plans to build and distribute 5,000 housing units to low income earners for free across the state.
Atiku-Bagudu, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi, during a state broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.
Bagudu said the gesture was part of the government’s policy to provide decent houses to people of the state, especially the less privileged.
He said the state government was collaborating with African Nations Development Project (ANDP) in its quest to provide 5000 houses of 2-bedroom across the state.
“The ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 5,000 houses which i performed on Friday Sept. 25, 2020, signalled the commencement of mass housing scheme in the state which the APC administration is religiously committed to achieving.
“The houses are to be distributed free to the beneficiaries, especially low-income earners when completed.
“As you are aware, the houses are to be built under a robust partnership between Kebbi State Government and the ANDP.
“Kebbi State Government will provide the expansive land needed for the project and the Programme will provide the funding for the project.
“In order to ensure even distribution of housing as well as reduce the housing deficit being experienced in parts of the state, the 5000 housing units will be built in Argungu, Gwandu, Jega and Yauri Emirates,” he said.
According to him, the devastation caused by the recent flood disasters across the state has also increased the demand for houses.
He added that the state government had completed plans to provide 21,000 plots of land to people wishing to erect and own their houses.
He said: “In an effort to enable cross section of the people of the state to own their houses also, the state government has completed plans to provide 21,000 plots to people so that they can build and own their houses.
“I want to assure the good people of Kebbi State that the state government is not unmindful of the increasing demand for houses amongst people.
“Priority will be given to first time house owners and necessary support be given for private investment in housing to complement the efforts of the government in its quest to providing decent accommodation to people.”
He further disclosed the government had established the state Geographic Information System (GIS) to facilitate issuance of Certificate of Occupancy and other land deeds.
“I wish to announce the establishment of Kebbi State Geographic Information System (GIS) and the appointment of a Director to head the agency with a view to facilitating the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy and other land deeds.
“This is done to reduce the bureaucratic bottlenecks associated with possessing land Certificate of Occupancy by registered owners,” the governor said.
On sports development, Atiku-Bagudu said the government would accord high priority to it, as it is an important tool for physical and mental fitness, especially among the youth.
“It is in line with this concept that I performed the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a whopping four million US Dollars FIFA Mini Stadium, in Birnin Kebbi, the State Capital.
“The premier project will provide more soccer opportunities for youths, among many other short and long terms benefit of the project.
“The flag off of this all-important project in Kebbi is the first of its kind in Nigeria by Football Governing Body, FIFA.
“We must commend this new initiative by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. We must acknowledge all and sundry who have worked so hard and tirelessly, to ensure the realization of the project,” he said.
The governor explained that the project when completed, would further enhance the discovery of youths with hidden talents in the state for mentoring, to enable them to take their rightful places, locally, nationally and internationally.
He said: “Since the inception of this administration, government is unrelenting in its efforts and commitment to turn around the fortunes of sports in the state.
“Kebbi State is now leading in Nigeria, in Beach Soccer, the state’s Club, Kebbi Fishers, was the only African Team that participated in a global competition, in Turkey, in 2019.
“It is on record that Kebbi Fishers are now number one in Africa, while it places number 59 in the world, all courtesy of the moral and financial support of this administration.
“As part of our efforts to industrialize and open up the state for investors, we have entered into agreements with various companies to come to our state and establish industries.
“This is aimed at giving opportunities for industries to tap into our enormous agricultural and mineral resources as well as provide employment to our teeming unemployed youths.
“So far, apart from mega rice mills and small-scale millers, Gafara Tomatoes processing company is today a reality while Dangote rice mill and sugar companies are coming on stream.”
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Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, the team lead, Oyo State Containment project, has decried the decline in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols in the state.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Sunday, Adeyemo said that many people in the state had stopped obeying the COVID-19 safety protocols.
According to her, this is certainly not unique to Nigeria or Oyo State, it is a worldwide phenomenon.
“Some are even demonstrating and protesting against these measures.
“COVID-19 Safety Protocols Compliance is getting worse because one, the case counts and mortality is on the decline, so people are getting complacent at every level.
“The second reason is that dread and fear which was driving compliance of certain citizens’ categories has also waned because of the first reason above.
“But as a reality check, learning from other countries like Europe, Europe is back to where they were in March after easing lockdown.
“So we should be aware that it is not Eureka yet.”
She further said because compliance enforcement still comes with previously identified attendant problems, advocacy, community engagement and media campaigns remain modes which would continue to be employed.
Adeyemo said that measures put in place by the Oyo State government through the Containment team was the reason for the relatively low figure of incidents of COVID-19 cases recorded in the state.
Also, Mr David Afolayan, the technology expert who monitors the containment project with the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), said the technology has been very effective.
“The state-wide team has been quite effective in both preventive and containment decontamination response which is evident in the decline in the new confirmed cases and deaths in Oyo State.
“The experiences by the COVID-19 Containment and Decontamination Network have been similar.
“As at Sept. 13, the total confirmed cases is 3,219, death is 39, discharged is 2076 and those on admission totaled 1,104,” he said.
Afolayan further said some of the challenges encountered while implementing various plans set by the state government through the team was mainly the public perception of the presence and dangers of COVID-19 was low.
He said that this lack of awareness could be the reason for the people’s nonchalant attitude to the Covid -19 protocols.
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Nigeria’s Wild Polio Virus (WPV) eradication, a journey of leadership, hard work, passion and commitment.
Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), made this known on the agency’s verified account. @NphcdaNG.
The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the African Regional Commission for Certification of Polio Eradication (ARCC), an organ of the World Health Organization (WHO), accepted Nigeria’s Wild Polio Virus Free Documentation after 30 years.
Nigeria attained wild polio-free status after meeting all the criteria for certification, which include three years of non-detection of any wild polio virus case in the country.
”The leadership provided by President Muhammadu Buhari and traditional leaders, completed the success story.
”Achieving the eradication of the WPV is a story of triumph.
“Mr President vaccinated his grandchild in the public glare added value to the credibility of the vaccine. Many people took a cue and were prepared to have their own children immunised.
”The greatest life changing moment towards polio eradication in Nigeria was when the agency began leveraging on technology.
He said that the agency made used of Geographic Information System (GIS), at the Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) to capture settlements and ensure that no child was left behind.
“Since bringing the traditional institution on board, the polio programme grew in leaps and bounds. Learning what works and what doesn’t was critical,” he explained.
“By this milestone, we hope their families know their loved ones did not die in vain. We appreciate their selflessness and have them in our thoughts always,” he explained.
NAN, reports that with the certification, Nigeria has pulled out of other countries which were globally identified as wild polio endemic countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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A company known as Sambus Geospatial Nig. Ltd. has offered ₦5 million worth of software and technical support in rendering Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions to combat COVID-19 spread in the country. Mrs Akua Aboah, the Managing Director of the company with its headquarters in Ghana, made this known while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Ilorin. She said the effort was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the company to help in assist Nigerian in the fight against COVID-19. “Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported, health organisations, responders of all types, and individuals want to have quality information on the evolutions of COVID-19 spread. [caption id="attachment_815621" align="aligncenter" width="859"] Ncdc Dashboard On Covid 19[/caption] “Scientifically, such information requires geographical data and analysis to arrive at relevant facts and figures. “The GIS technology is inevitably required in every location intelligence solution and consequent to this, our company has been offering support to government agencies, health departments, non-profit organisations and industries monitoring COVID-19.’’ According to Aboah, this is possible by using complimentary software resources provided by Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI) to build dashboards, which gives essential geographic data to monitoring COVID-19 in the country. He said the Operations Dashboard created by Sambus Nigeria has been adopted by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) representing COVID-19 data across the country. He said the company ensures that ESRI’s Disaster Response Programme (DRP) is well leveraged on in the country’s region by providing resource donations, training, and technical support to organisations as part of her CSR. Aboah said this would enables the maximisation of location intelligence across the country using GIS applications to efficiently proffer solutions that facilitate decision making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The platform designed by Sambus Nigeria features data from NCDC, WHO, among other authorities which is quickly integrated and visualised in real-time with specific attributes of varying locations. “This is affected in a GIS application known as ArcGIS and represented in an Operations Dashboard that enables the public access to COVID-19 spatial data. “Data represented include infected locations, number of reported cases, active and recovered cases as well as deaths across the country.’’ She reiterated that real time locational data is how we will know where exactly the disease was recorded, maintain an accurate assessment of contact tracing and curb the spread of COVID-19 quickly so the world can be rid of this pandemic. Also speaking with newsmen, Miss Esther Moore, the General Manager of the company, also reaffirmed the company’s position in offering geospatial support and assistance to organisations at the frontline. She said this is through innovative reporting platforms that can be used to analyse and cross-reference symptom reports based on location for easier testing. She said Sambus Geospatial is the sole authorised distributor for ESRI’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Software; ArcGIS in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Gambia, and Gabon with over 30 years of experience in the Geospatial Industry. Edited By: Celine-Damilola-Oyewole/Felix Ajide (NAN)