NGSG to simplify land registration to encourage investment -Land Commissioner
Niger State Government said it was making efforts to simplify land registration and acquisition to encourage investment and fast-track development in the state.
The commissioner for land and survey, Barr. Maurice Bello Magaji, disclosed this recently during the weekly post-executive council press conference at Government House, Minna.
He said the ministry of land and survey was going to rely on information and communication technology (ICT) to reduce physical contact between members of the public and officers of the ministry and make registrations, payment of fees, and acquisition of titles virtual and seamless.
The commissioner said the benefits of this new method were to reduce corruption, increase access, minimise time and distance, and encourage investors to process their titles as quickly as possible to fast-track development.
He said the innovative approach will include making the issuance of certificates of occupancy and other titles a weekly event where successful applicants will be issued their certificates by the governor before or after the council meetings.
Mr. Maurice Magaji disclosed further that both the CCECC and Arab contractors recently awarded contracts for reconstruction of roads in urban areas have been handed sites to construct their camps, and the communities where the sites were located will benefit immensely from the companies.
He said the state government will engage a technical firm to map the entire state and develop reliable geospatial data for easy reference and other uses.