Daniel Aiyanyo Omoigui, chartered and registered surveyor, 84, November 10. Born in Iguagban, Benin, in the present Uhunmwode local government area of Edo State, he was educated at Immaculate Conception College, Benin, St. Patrick’s College, Asaba, and University College, Ibadan. He later left the shores of Nigeria and was trained at the Royal School of Military Survey, Newbury Berks, England, 1958-1959; the International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands, in 1973 and University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 1976. He joined Federal Surveys in 1957; worked extensively in different parts of the country. In 1969, he was in charge of investigations, delimitation, demarcation and maintenance of International and Interstate boundaries. In 1970, he was asked to build up the boundaries unit in federal surveys and subsequently, participated in the Nigerian-Cameroon boundary negotiations. As director of federal surveys, he spearheaded the establishment of the National Boundaries Commission, and the Surveyors Registration Council, SURCON. He retired as surveyor-general o the federation in 1988.
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