If feelers from the Lagos State Government is anything to go by, the State is poised to launch a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS) which it believes will facilitate issuance of Land titles such as Land Information Certificate's, Consent Letter's, Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) amongst others.
This system promises to put an end to the nefarious activities of unscrupulous quack surveyors and omoniles who engage in faking land documents because henceforth such information, documents will be computerized. Data from the Land registry, the Land Information System and the GIS will be seamlessly integrated and can be accessed in real-time from any part of the world through the Internet using a Card System. Geospatial Information System, Digital Maps amongst others are some of the novel equipments that will aid the proposed electronic computer verification system. The die is cast because all of these equipments have been purchased, just some finishing touches before roll out.
The Lagos State Acting Surveyor General, Mr Joseph Agbenla asserts that this new system became exigent because the current analogue system entails manual submission and retrieval of land information for processing land titles, especially Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). Mr. Agbenla believes this new system will save prospective land buyers from the headache of inadvertently purchasing government acquired or Committed lands. This system will also expose and checkmate activities of fraudulent land speculators, quack surveyors and the so-called omoniles.
This is surely good news to prospective land buyers in Lagos State but bad news to fraudulent land speculators, quack surveyors and omoniles.
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