Lagos is set to digitize land document processing

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Lagos set to digitise processing of land document processing


The Lagos State Government has suggested that the process of digitizing all land documents in the state is currently underway.

The state government noted that when completed, those interested in acquiring property or real estate transactions will be able to access information on government portals related to properties and land in Lagos from anywhere in the world.

This disclosure was made by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Electronic Geographic Information System (E-GIS) and Physical Planning, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, during a panel discussion on Deploying Technology for Transparency and Growth in the Lagos Real Estate Market at the recently concluded Third Lagos Real Estate Market Place Conference and Exhibitions held in Victoria Island on Tuesday.

Babatunde said transactions in the real estate sector need transparency so that an effective and sustainable platform can be created for local and foreign investors to actively participate in the sector.

Digitized land system to improve efficiency

Speaking at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau, Lagos State, Mr. Olabode Agoro, said the registration of individuals and organizations with the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (LASRERA) is to ensure that only qualified and certified practitioners are allowed. to practice in the real estate sector of the State.

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He explained that E-GIS is an advanced database system that distributes information throughout the network of systems, adding that the digitalization system will capture accurate data for efficiency.

The moderator of the panel, President and Founder, Nigerian Proptech Association, Dr. Roland Igbinoba, said GIS is critical for the development and transparency of the real estate sector.

To catch up

  • Recall that in December 2020, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that all land related transactions in the state will be done online with effect from the first quarter of 2021.
  • Sanwo-Olu said the plan is to further speed up the process of obtaining approvals for land items and create a sustainable business-driven property development market in the State.
  • The Governor said that the Department of Lands of the State is building the necessary capacity for a smooth transition to the online platform, stressing that the plan is in its final stage.

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