Adamawa state to adopt Abuja land reforms

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Administration says it will provide requisite assistance to the Adamawa State government, to enable it carry out reforms in Land Administration and improve its internally generated revenues.

The Minister of FCT, Malam Musa Bello made the pledge when a delegation from Adamawa State, led by the Commissioner for Land and Survey, Ibrahim Mijinyawa paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

The Minister said Adamawa was probably the fourth State that had visited the FCT Administration for the purpose of fine-tuning its Land Administration.

Technical team
He advised the State government to send its technical team to understudy the entire Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS), Departments of Land Administration, Mapping & Survey as well as Urban & Regional Planning.

Malam Bello revealed that the current Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari considers easy Land Administration as one of the very important means in which the country could encourage economic activities and generate revenue.

The FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakiaye who also spoke at the meeting noted that the FCT Administration has been able to develop a robust and versatile way of managing land in Abuja and therefore encouraged them to take the advantage and visit all the land related departments in the FCT to expose themselves to the technicalities.

He assured that the FCT Administration’s technocrats would be willing to impact such technical know-how in the overall interest of the nation.

Speaking earlier, the Adamawa State Commissioner for Land & Survey, Ibrahim Mijinyawa said that Adamawa State was impoverished as a result of insurgency, hence the need to wake up and look inwards towards developing its internally generated revenues.

He said the State was inspired by the ranking of Abuja as one of the Territories with the best operating system in Land Administration; adding that they would be glad to emulate the system.

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