Nigeria to standardise postcodes and enhance its National Addressing System

The collaboration with the National Space Research & Development Agency (NASRDA) will mean Nigeria can achieve a standard Postcode which will assist the country in enhancing efficient socio-economic planning, security intelligence gathering and provide investors with information.

The Postmaster General of the Federation, Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, explained how NASRDA is the custodian of high-resolution mapping of the country and expert at analysing the Geographic Information System GIS.

NIPOST can access up-to-date satellite imagery of high dimension as NASRDA provides key facilitators and professional advice that will assist them in the development of Postcode and Addressing Datasets and Geospatial Datasets using Nigeria Sat-1, Nigeria Sat-2, Nigeria Sat-x imageries and customised software. Other areas of collaboration include supporting NIPOST to build capacity through transfer of knowledge on IT-based application of remote sensory Geographic Information System GIS.

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