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Plateau Ministry of lands embarks on enumeration of properties

By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 

Plateau State Government has  embarked on enumeration of properties in the state which is aimed at generating revenue for the state.

The Plateau State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Yakubu Dati, at the training workshop for State Fiscal Transparency, accountability and Sustainability property enumeration exercise disclosed that the target is to enumerate over 114,000 properties around the state which will cover 4 local government area.

He also added that the exercise is approved and recognized by the world bank and the Nigerian Governors forum to help facilitate registration of property and payment of ground rent.

Yakubu Dati encouraged the trainees to use the opportunity wisely as they acquire new skills to make them more equipped and qualified in their field.

According to him 100 tabs will be distributed by the ministry to help the first phase of forty trainees in their field work on enumerating the properties in the state. 

One of the facilitators, Samuel Dantumus said the exercise is going to bring productivity in the area of taxation for the government and documentation of properties in the state.

Redizid Agoro, a participant at the training, believes the training will help set the state among top ranking states in Internally Generated Revenue.


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