The Kwara State government has commissioned a Geographic Information System (GIS) and survey digital equipmentsÂ for proper land administration in the state, worth N200 million.
Governor Bukola Saraki noted at the commissioning of the project tagged Kwara Geographic Information System (KWAGIS) that the manual operation for land administration has been a source of deep concern for his administration.
Saraki declared that the new system will curtail, if not eliminate, the avoidable delays caused largely by undue bureaucracy, enormous human errors, clumsy and untidy processing of land transaction records, inconsistencies in records and information dissemination.
According to him, the need to tackle these barriers and challenges inherent in the manual land administration in the state prompted him to embark on the wholesale modernization of land resources administration in the state
He assured individuals, cooperate investors and stakeholders that all forms of land transaction can now be carried out in the state without any fear.
â€œThis Geographic/Land (Spatial) Information System is the most modern means of capturing, storing, processing, manipulating and analyzing geographic/land related information for various uses. It will ensure fairness, honesty, efficiency, timeliness and transparency in all transaction in the state,â€ he said.
Earlier in his address, the State CommissionerÂ Â for Lands and Housing, Dr Abubakar Ishola, commended the state government forÂ assisting the ministry in the computerization of the geographical information system as well as the procurement and installation ofÂ survey equipment for the ministry, with which he noted that land documentation will now become accurate and efficient.