Housing & DevelopmentLocal GovernmentSIFTAS Train 72 Enumerators In Adamawa To Conduct Property Record In Nine LGAs


YOLA — In line with the policy of diversifying the revenue base of the state, Adamawa State Fiscal Accountability Transparency and Sustainable Program (SIFTAS) has trained 72 Enumerators who will conduct property records in nine local government areas.

The local government include Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Yola North, Yola South, Numan, Mayo-Belwa and Ganye.

At the five-day training held at Fombina Ambassadors Hotel Yola, Dr. Bashir Ahmed, State Project Manager (SIFTAS), explained that the program is a collaboration between the World Bank and the Adamawa state government.

“The objectives of the program include automate and reduce legal issues of Land ownership, improve transparency and revenue drive, as well as improve land documents that can be used as collateral.”

“Others include security of lives and property, speed up insurance of Certificate of Occupancy, (C of O), improve planning and provision of social amenities as well as reduce housing deficit and guarantee ease of doing business,” Ahmed said.

Declaring the training, Dr. John Ishaya Dabari Chairman of the SIFTAS who is also the Commissioner of Finance and Budget explained that the training was intended to equip the enumerators on how to capture and record property for improved revenue generation to the state government.

In his goodwill message, Alhaji Mohammad Umar, Commissioner Ministry of Land and Survey, charged the participants to consider the training as an opportunity to contribute their own quota to the development of the country.

On his part, Alhaji Mohammad Dado, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry advised the participants to be diplomatic while carrying out the project.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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