Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has inaugurated the Kogi State Geographic Information Systems (KOGIS). This, he said, would ensure an efficient land management system in processing, analysing, storing and retrieving land data electronically.
Bello said the launch would move the state away from the inefficient era of analogue land documentation, to increase the channels of service delivery to the public.
Under the KOGIS, property owners would rectify their Certificates of Occupancies (CofO), while holders of Right of Occupancies (RofO) are to obtain the secured CofO.
Commissioner for Works, Engr Abdulmumuni Sadiq noted that the new system will end land racketeering, double allocation, missing land files, haphazard land allocations, document mutilation, outright fraud and land encroachment, among others.
“We cannot continue to do the same thing the same way and expect a different result. And so on assumption of office, I put on the table the new direction policy of this administration, and together, we resolved to deliver a seamless Land Administration,” he said.