Enugu: The Enugu State Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Frank Nweke Jr, has elaborated on the innovations that he would introduce in Enugu State Land Administration and Management System, if he becomes the state Governor, come 2023.
According to him, his administration will introduce a technology-enabled Land Administration and Management System to ensure that land ownership becomes properly monitored and businesses can enjoy greater ease of doing business.
The former Nigerian minister of Information made the assertion on Saturday while addressing guests at this year’s edition of the Pacesetter Frontier Discourse Public Lecture and Awards.
Mr Nweke Jr stressed that the current process that depends solely on the governor for approvals was not efficient. He equally spoke about the current challenges pertaining to accessing Certificates of Ownership or a Governor’s Consent to perfect land purchases.
“I am not going to sell lands in my office as governor. This is because I will have competent people who will do it in line with the processes we set up.”
Stressing on the issue of transparency, he insisted that his Government would eliminate opacity in land administration by ensuring that land owners will be made public through the digitization of the Land Registry.
“We will immediately deal with the regulatory and judicial bottlenecks that currently exist, digitising the lands registry and publishing land ownership through a Lands Administration Management System (LAMS). We will ensure that a C of O or Governor’s consent is obtainable in 7 to 10 business days.
“Through the use of technology, global best practice processes, and radical transparency, my administration will efficiently and transparently administer the land as our most valuable resource.
“The GIS Land Administration System will also help us deliver on another cardinal plan: to improve urban planning and infrastructure development and support environmental management in Enugu state, ” he concluded.