The FCT Administration received a total of 7,826 fresh applications for various plots of land in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in 2019. The Director, Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS), Dr. Isa Ibrahim Jalo, made the disclosure at a press conference in Abuja.
He gave a breakdown as: private residential-4,901; commercial-2,120; resettlement-431; Area Council-373; and diplomatic-1.
Dr. Jalo also said the AGIS positively contributed to the success Nigeria recorded in its upward movement on the Ease of Doing Business on the 2019 World Bank index.
“In line with the aspirations of the federal government on the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria, the AGIS has repositioned its customer service to make it more responsive and people result oriented. “In consonance with this narrative, AGIS has re-modernized its website by making it interactive with the deployment of online customer complaint and feedback mechanism.
This innovation allows the general public to lodge complaints, which can be promptly responded to,” he stated.
The director said it was in this spirit that “AGIS reactivated its Electronic Queue Management System which led to the improvement of crowd management and sustained orderliness, especially during peak hours of its operations”.
He reiterated that the production and conveyance processes of the Certificates of Occupancy have also been re-organised to fast track its deliverance with the intention of reducing wastage of man-hours of the customers.
Dr. Jalo added, “AGIS has worked fervently to quicken the process of payments for services like Legal Search, Deed of Assignment, Power of Attorney, Legal Mortgage and opening of new application files among others, thereby making legal search to be conducted within 24 hours, including its report to customers.”
Also speaking, the FCT Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin Hussaini, revealed that the FCT minister signed and conveyed 785 Certificates of Occupancy in 2019 alone, while efforts are on to fast track the process of timely issuance of C-of-Os in tune with the SERVICOM Charter of the Federal Government and the Executive Order on the Ease of Doing Business.
Credit: Daily Trust