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NAGIS generates over N500 million in 8 months – Says DG


NAGIS generates over N500 million in 8 months – Says DG

Story from Ibraheem Hamza MUHAMMAD, Lafia

Nasarawa Geographic Information Service ( NAGIS) has said the Agency generated N558 million between January and August 2021.

Mr Sonny Agassi, the Director-General, NAGIS revealed this when he led the management team of the agency before the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Lands and Survey on 2021 budget assessment in Lafia today.

He said that the agency will continue to be up and doing in generating more revenue to the coffer of the state government.

“From January to August 2021, our total collection is N558, 257, 349 which has been paid into the account of the Nasarawa State Government.

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“Our mandate by the law establishing the agency is to process grants of statutory Rights of Occupancy, issuing Certificates of Occupancy ( C-of O) among others,” he said.

Ogassi has commended the committee for the much-needed attention it has been giving to the agency and called for its sustenance.

“We want to thank His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule for his zeal and passion towards taking NAGIS to the next level in the state.

“We want to assure that we will continue to do our best in ensuring that we move Nasarawa State forward through NAGIS,” he added.

Earlier, Hon David Maiyaki, ( APC- Karu/Gitata) the Chairman, House Committee on Lands and Survey said that the invitation extended to the management of the agency was to know its 2021 budget performance.

“With the view of addressing any challenge, if discovered.

“This is one of our constitutional responsibilities in ensuring that right things are done for the betterment of Nasarawa State.

“We will continue to collaborate and support the executive arm to succeed for the overall development of the state,” he said.

Maiyaki has commended the agency for generating more funds to the coffer of the state government as well as for performing well while urging for its sustenance.

He called for more synergy between the Ministry of Land and NAGIS for development to thrive.

The chairman has advised the management of NAGIS to adhere strictly to budgetary provisions in the interest of peace and development.

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