BENIN CITY –The Management of Edo State Geographic Information Service (EDOGIS) has assured members of the public of plans to speed up release of Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and other land titles in record time, even as it disclosed that Survey plans in pursuant of the procurement of C of O will be computerized henceforth.

Managing Director, EDOGIS, Mrs. Osaro Grace Aihie (ESV) who disclosed this as part of Management strategy to improve on its Service delivery approach, stated that it was in line with the “Ease of Doing business” mantra of Governor Obaseki to deliver prompt, excellent and digital services to Edo people.

Mrs Aihie frowned at a situation where over 2, 000 (two thousand) files were stucked in a unit charged with the responsibility to treat such files and directed that action be expedited to get them out forthwith.

She stressed that nothing short of urgent treatment of files was acceptable in the new dispensation, adding that Governor Godwin Obaseki’s directive to all Heads of MDAs during the recent Stakeholders retreat in the State, to embrace high optimization of the workforce will be carried out to the letter.

The MD reiterated that the immediate concern of management was to broaden the revenue base of the Agency and seek ways of encouraging the entire workforce through various incentives that will positively impact on their well- being.

She also said: “As we have resolved to double our efforts and encourage the workforce to do their bit, it is necessary that we get their minds prepared. Whoever is not ready and willing to cooperate in this regard will be asked to go.

“As things stand now, we should up our game and get more of our enumerators to be in the field. All sections will be looked into for optimal performance.”

EDOGIS is the state government Agency primarily saddled with the responsibility to process, register, grant and procure all land titles, including Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), Rights of Occupancy and grant of consent in land transactions as required by law, to anyone who requires the services of the Agency on the Subject matter of Land.