June 14, 2009

Imo to commission Information Geographic Service centre

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—The office complex of Imo State Geographic Information Service (IGIS), charged with the responsibility of handling all land matters in the state, will soon be commissioned.

The Commissioner for Land, Survey and Urban Planning, Chief Levi Oguike, disclosed this when Governor Ikedi Ohakim paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the project site.

“IGIS will be involved in deeds registration, re-certification of title documents, lands records system and payment of statutory fees and levies for land transactions in the state,” Oguike said.

Speaking also, the consultant engineer in charge of the project, Chief Johnson Asinugo, gave a rundown of how the office would handle issues relating to certificate of occupancy, other land matters, and the manpower requirements process of the establishment.

Reacting, Governor Ohakim expressed happiness at the level of work achieved, stressing that IGIS will be very rewarding to Imo people in the long run.