2 May 2016
The Electronic Land Registration System in Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria has been launched by its Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
This was introduced in an attempt to eliminate all forms of sharp practices by land venturers and to make land procurement in the state easier and fast.
With this new launch, the registry known as Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), will cater for all land related issues, replacing the former Ministry of Lands, Survey and Country Planning.
Governor El-Rufai, speaking during the signing of the first set of digital Certificates of Occupancy produced by the agency, asked residents of the state to always approach the agency for all land related issues. He also declared that his government would deal with all who involve in land speculation and illegal land sales without proper documentation.
El-rufai stated that the aim of this initiative is to make the process of securing land titles easier and more user-friendly for residents of the state. He added that from the digitalization of land use, it will harbor the swindling of land buyers.
Governor El-Rufai advised residents of the state to make use of the services of KADGIS, to obtain land title documents that are valid and secure. The initiative was developed from plans to improve Kaduna State’s revenue profile.