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Kogi’s land reforms has curbed sharp practices – DG lands bureau

The Director-General of Kogi State Lands and Housing Services Bureau, Hajiya Maryam Ladi Ibrahim, has said that the digitalisation of land records into the database of the Kogi State Geographic Information System (KOGIS) has helped in curbing sharp practices associated with the state’s land administration.

Mrs. Ibrahim, in an interview in Lokoja, said KOGIS was established to move Kogi away from the analogue system to a digital/seamless process in land administration and in the process boost the revenue profile of the state.

She said over 200,000 land documents and 36,000 files had so far been profiled, scanned, captured and stored in the database of KOGIS and that KOGIS would fast-track the process of acquiring Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) to ensure major towns were fully digitised to national standard which would, in turn, enhance the state’s housing and street naming policy.

Mrs. Ibrahim further said the government had given an opportunity to the people to regularise the legal status and documentation of their property under the “Property Owners Express (POE).”

Credit: Daily Trust

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