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The GEOQINETIQ GEOMATICS GOLD MEDAL & PRIZE was held successfully at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Abuja Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Abuja on the 25th November 2010. The occasion was held under the theme “Geomatics and the Opportunities it presents for our Nation’s Development” and was graced by the august presence of the Chairman of the Occasion ‐ Hon. Justice S.M.A Belgore GCON – Retired Chief Justice of the Federation. The Special Guest of Honour was Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed CFR – Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who was very ably represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation – Dr. Shettima Abba.

Two Guest Speakers presented papers at the event, namely: Dr. Seidu Oneilo Mohammed – Director‐General, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and Dr. Chukwudozie Ezibalike – Data Management Coordinator, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Many eminent personalities and special guests from the world of Geomatics & Geoinformation graced the event, including: Hon. Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation ‐ Professor Nicholas Agiobi Damachi FAS, OON; The Hon. Surveyor‐General of the Federation ‐ Surv. Austin Pius Njepuome (fnis); Chairman of the Surveyors’ Council of Nigeria (SURCON) ‐ Surv. Clement Nwabichie (fnis); Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Digital Mapping – Surv. M.A. Durowoju; Immediate Past Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education – Engr. Dr. Nuru Yakubu OON; President, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) ‐ Surv. (Chief) Yakubu Maikano (fnis) ably represented by the Deputy President, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) ‐ Surv. Bode Adeaga (fnis); Honourable Member, Presidential Committee on Land Reform ‐ Surv. Mohammed N. Yahaya (fnis); Distinguished Member, Geoqinetiq Geomatics Prize Gold Medal Expert Panel of Judges – Prof. C.U. Ezeigbo; Distinguished Member, Geoqinetiq Geomatics Prize Gold Medal Expert Panel of Judges – Prof. P.C. Nwilo; Immediate Past President, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) ‐ Surv. (Dr.) Olusola Atilola (fnis); Barrister Tony Odiadi – GeoQinetiq Senior Legal Counsel & Member, Vision 20:2020 Committee of the Federal Republic;

Distinguished Member, Geoqinetiq Geomatics Prize Gold Medal Expert Panel of Judges ‐ Professor Francis Afolabi Fajemirokun (fnis) was unavoidable absent on other academic duties in the United States of America, but contributed immensely from there to the success of the Award, for which the Board offers him our heartfelt gratitude.

Geomatics Gold Medal & Prize Award 2010 Winners
Obarafo Emmanuel: 1st Prize winner, GOLD MEDAL & N300,000 cash recipient
School: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Department: Geomatics Engineering.

Project Title: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Elevation Data; A Contemporary Global Elevation Method. How well does it describe the topography in Zaria and its Environs?

Maikudi Zakari: 2nd Prize winner, N100,000 cash recipient

School: College of Environmental Studies, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.

Department: Topographical Science.

Project Title: Remote sensing and GIS techniques for monitoring land use and land cover changes in Kaduna metropolis.

Ajoke Fatima: 3rd Prize winner & N75,000 cash recipient

School: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Department: Geomatics Engineering.

Project Titile: Determination of Optimum duration of GPS measurement.

 

 
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