Asseco has opened a certified training centre for UAV operators in Nigeria.
The project, which will also incorporate a maintenance centre, is the result of a collaboration between Asseco and the Ministry of Science and Technology from the Lagos State in Nigeria.
Asseco’s cooperation with the Nigerian government administration takes place within the framework of an agreement concluded in 2017.
The solutions that Asseco will provide will be the essential component of the Geographical Information System (eGIS) currently under implementation in the Lagos State.
It aims to enable a more effective planning of the region’s development and management of land administration resources, as well as monitoring of environmental pollution.
During the visit to Nigeria, a meeting was also held with the representatives of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the future operation of unmanned aerial vehicles in the airspace of Nigeria.
The training centre developed by Asseco in Lagos is the first investment of its kind in the region and one of the first in Africa.
Set to train around 100 people per year, the programme will include the operation and use of multirotor platforms and airframes, as well as software support for building a digital terrain model.
The workshops will be conducted by experts from Asseco Poland and Asseco Nigeria.
As part of the planned next stage of the project, Asseco will provide unmanned vehicles to perform long-distance photogrammetric missions over Lagos.