Geographical Information System (GIS) is one of the fast-growing professions in Nigeria right now. Having a sound knowledge and required skills in this field can get you a whole lot of opportunities here in Abuja. As a Geographical Information System (GIS) Professional who studied Geography, Surveying, Geoinformatics or Town planning. You might have been questioning where you can showcase the GIS skills you have acquired over time or lets us say looking for a GIS job opportunity in Abuja.
This piece will take you through some Government Agencies and Private Organizations that you can secure a job as a GIS professional here in Abuja. Without further ado, let’s begin.
Government Agencies and Private Organizations you can get a GIS job in Abuja:
Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS):
As an agency that provides services for the registration of lands and housing properties in Abuja. Additionally, the agency brings about the introduction of SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) and the computerization of spatially related workflows in specific FCDA departments and agencies. It is going by the name and functions of the agency a GIS professional as huge job opportunity at AGIS.
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC):
As a distribution company that dispense electricity to customers in Niger State, Kogi State, Nasarawa State and the FCT. Similalry, being a utility company that is responsible for the location and installation of their assets, there is need for a GIS professional that will drive all this information on a map or web platform for proper visibility and general support for the electricity business.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC):
As a world-class petroleum company, NNPC need GIS professionals to improve the cost-efficiency and deliver timely information in the corporation. Besides, GIS is also used in the area of organizing geodatabases, remote sensing, map automation to give support on constructing pipelines, drilling oil wells and environmental protection in the industry.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC):
As a nonpartisan Nigerian government agency charged with the conduct and supervision of elections. As part of the modernization process of the electoral system in the country, INEC needed to inventory and spatially locate the agencies 120,000 polling locations scattered around the country. It was because of this, and A GIS unit was created in the commission, which gives job opportunities to GIS Professionals in Abuja.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA):
With the advent of Geospatial technology, GIS professionals now provides intelligent digital maps and models that could help NEMA in mitigating natural disasters, especially floods, and to deploy rescue team and undertake post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation effectively. Therefore, a GIS professional as a huge job opportunity at NEMA.
National Population Commission (NPC):
Mapping is generally recognized as one of the most important activities of a census, playing a critical role in providing the geographic basis used during the actual process of enumeration. Owing to recent technological developments in GIS and other geospatial technologies, the scope of census mapping has been extended to census data analysis and dissemination, with greater efficiency in data collection and enumeration. We can both agree with me that a GIS professional is really needed in the NPC to execute all this.
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA):
When we think of the tools involved in exploring outer space, the agency that will come to mind is NASRDA. GIS professionals has become a crucial part of how NASRDA get to know the features in the space and research to develops our broader understanding of our space. More so, gathering valuable information about our own planet, using geospatial tools. To sum up, a GIS professional as a very important role to play in the agency which headquarter is also situated in Abuja.
Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC):
During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, GIS technology was deployed to provide an effective way of mapping the spread of the disease and integrate many kinds of data to enhance the control of the disease in the country greatly. As at the time of putting this together, NCDC is recruiting for GIS professional, to effectively manage the spread of the condition here in Abuja and the whole country.
Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC):
GIS helps telecom company in identifying the areas where there is the requirement of the personnel. It also helps in determining the number of staff required, for which post they are required. All these can be done on the Maps with the help of GIS. Knowing the role, a GIS professional places in the Telecommunication industry, it is easy to say a GIS Job is expected to be offered there.
Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation (OSGOF):
OSGOF is an agency under the Ministry of Works and Housing. At OSGOF, there is a Geographic Information System (GIS) department. The department is saddled with the responsibility of Production of Environmental Sensitivity Index Map (ESI) for the area prone to disaster in parts or the entire country. They also carry out quality control of cartographic symbolism on maps and their substitutes. A GIS professional is really required here.