Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday signed 300 Certificates of Occupancy (C-of-Os) thereby setting the pace for what to expect in 2017 under the states land administration platform- Nasarawa Geographic Information Service (NAGIS).
Signing the coveted documents in Lafia, Al-Makura reiterated his resolve to give NAGIS the needed impetus to continue to break new frontiers in land administration in the country.
He said his administration is committed to delivering over 1,000 certificates in 2017 which will raise the bar for service delivery in digital land administration.
Al-Makura called on residents of the state to acquire titles for their lands to secure it and enjoy other corresponding benefits like access to mortgage facilities.
“This administration will continue to promote the collective prosperity of its citizens. We have put a robust land administration system in place to ensure our people in rural and urban areas harness their land potentials to add value to their lives.”
Speaking on the landmark achievement, the state Commissioner of Lands and Town Planning, Mr Sonny Agassi, said this brings to a total of 1,357 C-of-Os signed by the governor since assumption of office five years ago.
Crediting the success of digital land administration to the dogged commitment of Gov Al-Makura, Agassi said NAGIS has set its sight on generating and collecting over N1 billion as internally generated revenue.
He said the governor has within five years eclipsed the efforts of all previous administrations in the state since its creation in 1996.