By Chris Ochayi
The Surveyor-General of the Federation, Surv. Ebisintei Awudu, last week called on the governors of northern states to adopt the systematic titling of land tenure services to boost their states’ revenue generation. Awudu who made the call while on familiarisation visit to the Nasarawa State Geographic Information System NAGIS, located in Karu Local Government Area, noted that the GIS employed by the Nasarawa State Government was already yielding fruitful results for the state.
He stated that combining systematic and sporadic titling in land administration was the way to go in the present dispensation of technological advancement, describing the Nasarawa state project as a laudable venture which will increase the State’s revenue base.
According to him, the funds generated can in turn be channeled into other sectors in need of development, pointing out that presently, the seed money invested by the government has already been surpassed by the management team of NAGIS set up for the purpose.
In his remarks, the Nasarawa State Surveyor-General, Yusuf Awuya stated that NAGIS will enable the government to enjoy technological and economic development at a quicker pace. He described the project as an empowerment programme, and therefore called on residents of the state to take advantage of the improvement in technology to get their lands titled.