Edo To Issue 10,000 C-of-Os Yearly

The Edo State Government has concluded plans to acquire a mobile digital mapper, as part of efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to improve land management in the state 

 Managing Director, Edo State Geographic Information Service Agency (EdoGIS), Arch. Frank Evbuomwan, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City, Edo State. 

 Evbuomwan also disclosed that the agency plans to open zonal offices in Auchi in Edo North Senatorial District and another in Uromi in Edo Central Senatorial District, before the end of 2021, with a target to issue a minimum of 10, 000 Certificates of Occupancy (C-of-O) yearly. 

 According to him, “At EdoGIS, we have done our best to ensure we deliver on our mandate. At the end of this year, we hope to have cleared the 10,000 mark, and after that, we will start doing a minimum of 10,000 digital C-of-O yearly. 

 “We also plan to open zonal offices in Auchi in Edo North Senatorial District and another in Uromi in Edo Central senatorial District, before the end of this year.” 

 The Edo-GIS MD continued: “In the next few weeks, we will be acquiring a mobile digital mapper which is a vehicle-mounted mapper that gives the capability that can be seen on google street view. This means that we will be able to traverse the city from our desks. 

 “Our capability is improving by the day to greatly impact land management in the state. We want to get to a level where every centimetre in the state is carefully and completely mapped with owners information, land use, land size and many more.”