Lagos State Government has started electronic registration of land titles in the state with the launching of a land administration portal, e-GIS.
The portal, ladisstate.gov.ng, eliminates all forms of manual registration, reduces physical presence of applicants at Lands Bureau offices,allows Lagosians to register their lands from the comfort of their homes, pay all necessary fees online, obtain their title document, and apply for a Certificate of Occupancy, (C of O) among other registration
At the launching ceremony held at the lLand Bureau office, Alausa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commended the team of the land bureau and physical planning for developing the portal.
He said the digital registration was part of plans to make Lagos a 21st century, adding it would ease business operation in the state as Lagosians would no longer need to come to the Ministry of Land to process their land documents.
“We want people to assess government offices from the comfort of their homes. Lagos is fast emerging as a leader in technology. This innovation would enhance revenue generation and secure our documents. It used to be a nightmare processing documents but we would see turnaround in our services,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He added: ” It will reduce cost and foster collaboration among government agencies. We would see effective flow of information. It will also help tracking of report at the backend and engender transparency.
The governor urged Lagosians to key into the new system by making use of the portal.
He however warned staff of the land agencies that the government would no longer condone corruption, urging them to shun bribery
According to him, ‘I know you can do it. It’s not yet uhuru. My eyes are on you.’
The Special Adviser to the governor on e-GIS and Urban Development, Olajide Babatunde, also said the portal would be used to manage and monitor lands in the state.
He said that land administration has four key components globally which are land tenure, land value, land-use, and Iand development.
He added that the land administration portal, which complies with the global technology-driven land administration process, will facilitate
seamless processing and application of land related documents in a bid to make Lagos a 21st Century economy.
“This is because we are committed to the security and needs of the projected large volume of applicants who will be using this portal for individual or corporate purposes,” Babatunde said.