The Katsina state government has declared its intention to execute more than 50, 000 land certificates in the state by December this year.
The state commissioner of Land and Survey, Alhaji Usman Nadada revealed that the attainment of full digitalization of the certification process led to the issuance of an E-certificate to landowners in the state.
According to him, the moribund analogue process of land certification under previous administration could only produce 2000 certificates.
Nadada, however, noted that the processing had risen to 12,000 certificates as at June 2021 with the introduction of the digital process by Gov. Masari’s administration hoping to attain 50, 000 certificates at the end of the year.
The commissioner said several gains made on land administration with the introduction of a fully digitalized Geographic Information System (GIS) with the acquisition of mapping equipment and Technologies that successfully replace the analogue land certification system.
Nadada announced the case of accessing land for business in the state which said now takes a maximum of one month.
He also said with the reduction of land charges from N400, 000 to N25, 000 has increased a rush for fresh land application.
The commissioner however unfolded plans to flag off a land sensitization campaign by June ending.