Bridging the Digital Gap: Lagos State Launches Innovative Land Administration Portal

Monday, 29th January 2024, 12:00am. | Published by .

In a groundbreaking move towards modernizing land administration, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, unveiled the state’s revolutionary electronic Geographic Information System (e-GIS) portal. This landmark event, held on Friday, signifies a pivotal shift in land registration processes, promising unparalleled convenience for residents and businesses alike.

The e-GIS portal heralds a new era for land registration in Lagos, ushering in a host of benefits aimed at simplifying procedures and enhancing efficiency. Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized that the portal's implementation would eradicate manual registration, eliminating the need for physical visits to lands bureau offices. Instead, residents can seamlessly register their lands from the comfort of their homes, complete with online fee payments and document retrieval, including applications for Certificates of Occupancy.

"This innovative automated process marks a significant transition in digital land transactions, consolidating them into our registry and substantially reducing transactional costs," remarked the governor, underscoring the transformative impact on administrative efficiency and cost savings.

Furthermore, the integration of digital processes is poised to facilitate inter-agency collaboration, fostering the seamless flow of information across government departments. This collaborative ethos underpins Lagos' commitment to enhancing service delivery and transparency within the land governance framework.

The e-GIS portal launch represents a pivotal stride in Lagos' ongoing quest to modernize its land administration system. Beyond its immediate benefits of convenience and cost-effectiveness, this digital transformation holds the key to unlocking broader socio-economic dividends. From catalyzing investment to streamlining business operations, the portal promises to position Lagos as a beacon of technological innovation and administrative excellence.

Governor Sanwo-Olu's vision for a technologically advanced Lagos resonated throughout the ceremony, where he lauded the efforts of the land bureau and physical planning teams in spearheading this initiative. He articulated his aspirations for Lagos to emerge as a 21st-century city, leveraging technology to enhance service delivery and revenue generation.

Echoing the governor's sentiments, Olajide Babatunde, the Special Adviser on e-GIS and Urban Development, highlighted the portal's pivotal role in modernizing land administration. Emphasizing its compliance with global best practices, Babatunde underscored its potential to cater to the burgeoning demand for land-related services in Lagos.

As the portal ushers in a new era of digital governance, Governor Sanwo-Olu issued a stern warning against corruption, affirming the government's zero-tolerance stance. He urged stakeholders to embrace the new system wholeheartedly, heralding a future where transparency, efficiency, and accessibility define Lagos' land administration landscape.