Sur­veyor-gen. urges states on sys­tem­atic ti­tling in land ad­min­is­tra­tion

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY -

The Sur­veyor-Gen­eral of the Fed­er­a­tion, Surv. Ebis­in­tei Awudu, has called on state gov­ern­ments, es­pe­cially from the north­ern zone, to adopt the sys­tem­atic ti­tling em­ployed by the Nasarawa State gov­ern­ment in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of their land ten­ure ser­vices as it will boost their rev­enue gen­er­a­tion.

Surv. Awudu, who made the call while on fa­mil­iari­sa­tion visit to the Nasarawa State Ge­o­graphic In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (NAGIS) lo­cated in Karu Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area re­cently, said that com­bin­ing sys­tem­atic and spo­radic ti­tling in land ad­min­is­tra­tion was the way to go in the present dis­pen­sa­tion of tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ment.

He de­scribed the Nasarawa State pro­ject as a laud­able ven­ture which would in­crease the state’s rev­enue base.

He said the funds gen­er­ated could in turn be chan­neled into other sec­tors in need of de­vel­op­ment, adding that presently, the money in­vested by the gov­ern­ment had al­ready been sur­passed by the man­age­ment team of NAGIS set up for the pur­pose.

While com­mend­ing the state gover­nor, Tanko AlMakura, for his vi­sion in set­ting up the tech­ni­cal team to en­sure the re­al­iza­tion of NAGIS, he said the United Na­tions en­cour­aged the sys­tem of land ad­min­is­tra­tion, as it was faster, more ef­fec­tive and less cum­ber­some than the ear­lier meth­ods used in land man­age­ment.

He said, as the na­tional map­ping agency of the na­tion, the of­fice would fully sup­port the tech­ni­cal team of the Nasarawa State gov­ern­ment in the quest to give its citizens the div­i­dends of democ­racy and good gov­er­nance.

The Nasarawa State Sur­veyor-Gen­eral, Yusuf Awuya, stated that NAGIS would en­able the gov­ern­ment to en­joy tech­no­log­i­cal and eco­nom­i­cal de­vel­op­ment at a quicker pace.

He de­scribed the pro­ject as an em­pow­er­ment pro­gramme, and there­fore called on res­i­dents of the state to take ad­van­tage of the im­prove­ment in tech­nol­ogy to get their lands ti­tled.

Ear­lier, the Pro­ject Man­ager, NAGIS, Mr. Row­land Claus ex­plained that as a ser­vice agency for the state, the scheme was pro­vid­ing map­ping and data for de­ci­sion mak­ing for the gov­ern­ment.

He said the sys­tem also pro­vided fast and se­cure land ti­tles for the citizens which in turn led to greater rev­enue gen­er­a­tion for the state.

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