The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Lands Bureau, Bode Agoro, has said the agency is digitalising.
He spoke during the investiture of the 27th Chairman of the Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers (NIESV), Lagos State Chapter, Olabisi Demola Alade.
Agoro said the government had implemented reforms that would ease the process of business in the property investment sector through the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority and the state’s task force on land matters.
He said: “It is worthy to note that through the activities of the institution, we have been able to secure and improve the technical knowledge entailed in landed economy valuation, appraisal of real estate, other fixtures and fittings, that have been helpful and instrumental in the development of real estate while also reducing the troubles residents face when it comes to property development and valuation.’’
Agoro advised the new chairman to build on the relationship between the government and institution to ensure that their members and investment firms are registered with the government to ensure uniformity in sanitising the sector.
He congratulated the new chairman, stressing that the state, which Nigeria’s commercial hub has been able to secure and improve the technical knowledge entailed in landed economy valuation.
DemolaAlade said her 10-point agenda would be delivered soon. She reiterated that about 35 households needed decent housing nationwide.
She promised to increase the process of achieving it through a robust engagement with the private sector.
She said: “My administration will extend the frontiers and deepen the relationship between both the public and the private sector to foster a robust engagement that will grow the sector. We would be expanding the frontiers of the branch’s engagement with internal and external stakeholders and deepening relationships with both public and private sectors. I have presented to members a “10-point agenda and this has been documented for reference and strict compliance in the implementation of our programmes, which has members’ welfare at the top.”
The keynote speaker, Mr. Kingsley Mojekwu, urged estate surveyors and valuers to synergise with other professionals in the sector.