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New land use app to aid revenue generation – LASG

- Stephen Agwaibor

The Lagos State Government has said the newly introduced Lagos State Property Taxation Software mobile app will help in effective property administra­tion and revenue generation.

In a statement, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Finance, Mrs Oyeyemi Ayoola, said that the mobile app was designed to improve land use charge operations, enhance revenue base and expand the quality of data and its availabili­ty in the state.

She stated further that the aim of a recent workshop held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry was to train LUC field officers, consultant­s and administra­tors on the functional­ities and technicali­ties of the new mobile app developed by Deta Mainingu Limited for effective property administra­tion in the state.

Ayoola explained that the workshop would help build the capacity of field officers in applicatio­n of the new technology and ultimately improve property enumeratio­n as well as LUC revenue generation.

Lauding the technical partners for bringing innovation­s that would impact positively on governance, the Permanent Secretary called on participan­ts to make good use of the exposure to technology to develop themselves and assist the state government in attaining its goal of being a smart city.

Project Manager, Mrs Nike Jolasinmi, explained that the app would enable the Ministry of Finance to effectivel­y monitor and control the LUC revenue generation process in the state.

She said, “With the app, data analysis and report generation is easy and it saves all the payments that are made. It is effective, efficient and easy for proper documentat­ion.

“Simply put, it helps the ministry have total control over all the revenue generation system of LUC in the state.”

Director of Taxation and Revenue, Mr Abayomi Yusuf, appreciate­d the state government for facilitati­ng the workshop, stating that it would engender efficiency and greater productivi­ty.

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