The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Lands Bureau, Mr. Kamar Olowoshago last week received government officials from Plateau State on a familiarisation tour of the State Lands Bureau.
Addressing the delegates, Olowoshago told the Plateau delegation that the State Government has automated its land registrations and transactions processes, following global best practices and in line with the THEMES Plus agenda of the State government that emphasises the use of technology for economic growth and transformation.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the automation of the State’s Land process had assisted in simplifying land transactions, ensuring transparency, and enabling easy workflow of the activities of the Bureau.
He added that the Bureau is strategically divided into directorates and units to effectively deliver on its mandate in line with the THEMES Plus Agenda of the present administration particularly towards making Lagos a 21st Century Economy.
Olowoshago stressed that the Bureau has the mandate of ensuring optimal utilisation of available land resources in the State for sustainable development, in addition to entrenching a culture of excellence that will ensure prompt and efficient service delivery in the State.
In his words: “Our vision is to ensure efficient and effective land resources management that promotes equitable access to land, enabling environment for land delivery, land information and positively contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of the State.”
While noting that Land is a major revenue source and valuable resource harnessed to address the needs of all residents in Lagos State, the Permanent Secretary added that the present administration anchored the State’s Land Administration on a strong legislative framework.
He commended the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his unflinching support for all the Bureau’s initiatives and the confidence reposed in Lands Bureau as a key player in the realisation of the THEMES Plus Agenda.
The Permanent Secretary shared with the delegates the necessary information and resources to enhance their knowledge and broaden the horizon of their State.
The top management staff of the Bureau who received the delegation alongside the Permanent Secretary, took turns to share experiences and knowledge on the effective running and processes of their various departments with the Lagos Lands Bureau.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Plateau State, Barr. Peter Nyam who led the delegation, hinted that the visit was in recognition of Lagos State’s excellence in Legal, Land administration matters to mention a few.
He appreciated the Permanent Secretary and the entire staff of the Bureau for their warm reception while assuring that the skills and knowledge gained from the visit would help them to improve their performances and enhance their service delivery to positively impact the growth of Plateau State.