Yobe gov. suspends the allocation of land, others in 17 LGA


Yobe State Geographic Information System (YOGIS) said it has suspended the sale and allocation of land for the next 59 days in the state.

Dr Abdullahi Hassan Gana, Director General of YOGIS, revealed this in a statement to reporters in Damaturu.

He said this follows the recent adoption of YOGIS with Governor Mai Mala Buni approving certain reform policies to allow the agency to function optimally.

“That all land transactions and activities be suspended for the next 59 days. Activities include: new allocation, processing grants, creating graphics, creating a new layout, opening files, surveying non-government items.

“However, with the exception of transactions and acquisitions by the government as directed by His Excellency,” Gana said.

According to DG YOGIS, from now on, any new allocation must be accompanied by an investigation plan.

“His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni has also delegated the power to countersign all new allocations to the Director General.

“Now suspend the allocation of plots in the new public domains for the next 2 years, no private plots are allocated, or no installation plots are converted or the buffer zones are converted to private plots. “, did he declare.

He stressed, however, that other private land transactions may continue. “Transactions such as research, consent, lease, mortgage, transfer will continue at YOGIS”.

Yobe State Geographic Information Service General Manager Dr Abdullahi Hassan Gana recently signed a multi-million Naira contract on behalf of the Yobe State Government with CeeCastle Nigeria Limited to assist the agency to implement a geographic information system as well as a land information system.

This with the aim of improving and implementing an efficient and transparent land administration in the state.

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