Kaduna state government has launched the Electronic Land Registration System in the State, aimed at eradicating all forms of sharp practices by land speculators and to make land procurement very easy and fast in the state.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, speaking at the signing ceremony, said that the government was making the process of securing title deeds easier and more user-friendly for citizens, explaining that by digitalizing land registration of titles, it would be difficult for speculators to swindle members of the public during such transactions.
While signing the first set of digital Certificates of Occupancy produced by the state’s new Electronic Land Registry, El-Rufai urged the state residents to always approach the agency for all land related issues.
This development is part of the efforts to improve Kaduna State’s revenue profile. All issues relating to land transactions would now be handled by an agency known as Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), to replace the former Ministry of Lands, Survey and Country Planning.
While inspecting the facilities of the Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), 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.
KADGIS was established following an executive bill presented to and passed by the state assembly, to replace the former Ministry of Lands, Survey and Country Planning. It is expected to vastly increase the registration of land titles in the state, where most property do not have Certificates of Occupancy.
He further warned that his administration would deal with anyone or community that engages in land speculation or illegal selling of land without proper documentation, given that the process of securing land titles is being made easier through the establishment of the electronic registration system.