Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State

The Kano State government has kicked off a new process of land registration.

The initiative, known as the Systemic Land Title Registration (SLTR), is geared towards seamless collection of certificate of occupancy (C of O).

Anchored by the Growth and Empowerment in State (GEMS3) office and funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), it involves the demographic data mapping of valuable property.

The project is expected to generate N1 billion from the issuance of Cs of O in three councils.

At a forum for journalists, GEMS3 Media Adviser, Hajia Hadiza Abdullahi, said the SLTR was initiated to simplify the C of O process.

The new systemic certificate, she explained, offers alot of economic and investment merits at low-cost charges.

Abdullahi described the new process as valid, possessing the same authority with the traditional C of O. She said the SLTR has security of tenure, guarantees inheritance right and assured investment opportunity.

She called on land and property owners to avail themselves of the opportunities in the scheme to guarantee investment opportunity on their valuables.

“Before the recent extension of its demographic data mapping to Tarauni Local Government, a pilot scheme of SLTR was launched in Dala and Fagge local government areas with 30,000 certificates issued to land owners.

‘’The SLTR C of O, being issued at the cost of N5, 000, was targeted at creating alternative means to the cumbersome process of the sporadic approach required for the collection of traditional certificate of Occupancy,” she added.

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