Plateau State Geographical Information System (PLAGIS) has gone live and issued new land titles with Thomson Reuters Aumentum, bringing improved land tenure to more than three million Nigerians, Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Teqbridge Limited of Nigeria, have announced.
“By using Thomson Reuters Aumentum, the Plateau State government will improve land administration services and strengthen property rights for its citizens,” said Sneha Shah, managing director for Thomson Reuters Africa. “By partnering with the Lagos-based Teqbridge, Thomson Reuters was able to effectively configure and deploy a global, world-class product with local Nigerian teams, while quickly developing local capacity with staff in Plateau. As Nigeria is seeking to promote inclusive economic and social development, Plateau State is blazing the trail by unlocking the economic potential of land and property rights for their citizens.”
The project involves the acquisition of orthophoto covering the entire state (27,332 square kilometers), feature mapping and LiDAR covering the urban areas (4053 square kilometers), installation of AUMENTUM land registry and cadastre software, and hardware including personnel training and business analyses. The system automates and manages land records, creates and maintains integrated and accurate geographic and survey data. Additionally, it includes an online portal through which customers can apply, search and transact all land related businesses under the Ministry from the comfort of their homes and offices without physical presence in any of the land offices, thereby reducing foot traffic by as much as 30%.
“The PLAGIS is the best of its kind for effective and easy land administration,” said Commissioner for Land Survey and Town Planning Barrister Festus Fuanter. “It has the capacity to generate N1 billion [$5 million USD] every month when fully utilized.”
Thomson Reuters Aumentum was selected by CTworx (Project Consultant) and the Plateau State Government (represented by Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning) because it is a proven operational solution with innovative and integrated capabilities to meet the government’s varied administrative needs.
“To efficiently manage and deliver information accurately and serve constituents, Plateau State needed a solution that integrated the operations of multiple departments inside of the Land Ministry,” said Chiemeka Ngwu, managing director of Teqbridge. “With the new Thomson Reuters Aumentum system, Plateau State is strengthening land tenure for its citizens and creating a strong foundation for economic growth, and this size of project can only be successfully completed on schedule with a partner like Thomson Reuters that believes in growing local skills to guarantee timely support and continuity.”
The successful project builds on Thomson Reuters proven track record in Nigeria, where it operates across its Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting businesses. Thomson Reuters has previously deployed the Aumentum system elsewhere in Nigeria, as well as operating in the City of Cape Town in South Africa for more than ten years.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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