GRID3 Nigeria National Steering and Technical Committees agree on project goals during first joint meeting

February 20, 2020

The first joint meeting of the GRID3 Nigeria National Steering and Technical Committees took place on Monday, February 10th, at the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters in Abuja. The meeting was convened by the Chair of the Steering Committee, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, who is the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning. These Committees support the Nigerian government’s efforts to use geospatial data in the country’s pursuit of achieving sustainable development for everyone.

As members of the Committees, various Government ministries, agencies, and non-governmental partners were represented. During the meeting, Committee members reviewed and updated the short, medium, and long-term goals of GRID3 Nigeria, which aim to ensure that the Nigerian people, particularly the poor and vulnerable, benefit from evidence-based resource distribution and data-driven policy implementation.

Click here to find out more about the adopted GRID3 Nigeria goals.

The Committees aim to achieve these objectives through sustainable and integrated use of GRID3 geospatial data solutions on population, settlements, infrastructure, and administrative boundaries across all sectors of society. Minister Ahmed called on all members of the Steering and Technical Committees to ensure commitment towards the achievement of the objectives.

Nigeria’s Vice President,  Yemi Osinbajo, inaugurated the GRID3 Nigeria Committees at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. Osinbajo emphasised the importance of GRID3 for Nigeria’s developmental objectives. He also stated that GRID3 Nigeria data are open and available to all to support interventions, programmes, and research.

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