From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has taken bold steps to reverse the trend of misconducts in land administration as part of government effort to sanitize the system to safeguard public trust and restore public confidence in obtaining genuine land tittles in the state.
Director General Bauchi state Geographic Information Service BAGIES Honorable Baba Abubakar Suleyman stated this while interacting with stake holders in the administration of land in the state that comprises land vendors and stattfers of the agency yesterday in Bauchi, He said Government introduces new policies in lands administration in the state, as part of its effort to reduces lots of problems bedeviled land administration in the state.
Thsector, ever since his intention is to make some reforms to make certain changes that will reverse the trend of misconduct in the administration of land in the state, because of this reason he approved review of all the processes starting from the application form, and another new policy that is just approve tag compensation draw back programme, all part of his effort to sustain development plan in the allocation of land and safeguard the trust of the Public”
Suleiman said “the public lost confidence in the system because of fraudulent activities done between 1999 to date and the government is determine to reverse that trend and Alhamdulilahi today we have started to restore the confidence of the people which if succeeded it will reduce 80 percent of many court cases on land in the state”
Director General said the agency will commence registration of land vendors, properties on first august 2018 as part of its intention help to restore sanity and bring confidence hope and transparency to the people acquiring land and building properties across the state.
He said “under the new arrangement people will be asked to register their properties, and recertification of their certificates , even people with traditional customary tittles, even people with one room apartment we will give them the opportunity to register their portion and give them the certificate of occupancy”.
Suleiman solicited for the cooperation of the land vendors and all stake holders in order to succeed.
The land vendors who spoke at the interactive session thank the state government for their effort to sanitize the system and pledge to cooperate with the government to sanitize the system and advised the gove4rnment to sensitize public before they commencement of the programme.