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Plateau Processes 5,000 Land Titles – Commissioner

The Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning in Plateau, Mr Yakubu Dati, says the ministry has processed over 5,000 land titles within the last five years.

Dati made this known when he received the Commandant, Police Staff College, Jos, AIG Shola Davids in his office in Jos on Friday.

The commissioner said that the land titles include Certificates of Occupancy (C of O), Right of Occupancy (R of O), Deeds of Assignment and others.

He said that the ministry was almost concluding arrangement to render automated services to its customers.

“Since the assumption of this new government, we have been able to process over 5,000 land titles made up of C of O and R of Os.

“We are readily available to render our services to everyone, we are also almost concluding plans to move to an automated system of service delivery.

“This will reduce the number of human contact one will have while processing land documents, it will make it easier, seamless and without too much problems,’’ he said.

Dati said that the ministry planned to open new layouts in the state.

According to him, the Jos Master Plan is not properly used as it has turned the city into an ‘urban slum’.

He said that with the new layout, there would be a proper road network with security, fire station and other essential services.

He said that land grabbing would soon be a thing of the past as a bill called the ‘Anti Land Grabbing Bill’ was before the state House of Assembly and would soon be passed into law.

Earlier, Davids had appealed to the commissioner to map out the land bordering the college and its host community.

He said that the re-mapping would help the college know its boundaries and where to build on to avoid skirmishes between the college and its host community. (NAN)

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