Gabriel Enenche —
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, this week while, speaking at the commissioning of a mini-housing scheme, Channel Point Apartments, Victoria Island promised that before the turn of the year, issuance of property titles will be swift and within weeks.
Channel Point Apartments, jointly developed by the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) and Brook Assets and Resources Limited, a private real estate developer is a housing scheme, consists of twin blocks of 38-unit of two-and three-bedroom flats on a land size of 2,832 square metres.
Sanwo – Olu said the ongoing automation and digitization reforms in property records and land administration in Lagos were already yielding positive outcomes, stressing that the Enterprise Geographic Information System (e-GIS) being introduced by the State Government for transparent land allocation would be ready before the end of the year.
“We are giving commitment that before the end of the year, our e-GIS platform, which will unlock openness and raise efficiency in processing of property titles within weeks at applicant’s comfort zone, will be delivered. Disagreements over land titles will be a thing of the past, he said.
Reiterating his administration’s commitment in providing affordable housing scheme for Lagosians and partnering with private organisations and other stakeholders, Sanwo-Olu said that the overall goal of provision of modern housing and infrastructure was to ensure that the state sustained its growth and the megacity status.
The project makes it the 16th housing projects completed and commissioned in the last three years by the Sanwo-Olu administration. The governor said the new milestone showed result of collaboration between the government and private sector, noting that his administration’s drive to provide affordable and decent housing for the residents through public-private collaboration had yielded positive outcomes.