Abia State Government has taken another bold step to shore up its internally generated revenue through the deployment of Geographic Information Systems, GIS in land administration and management.
Nigerian Pilot Sunday reports that the project is a Public Private Partnership, PPP, project involving the state government and the Cyrux Global Consortium of private sector partners.
Governor Orji, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Sir Emeka Ananaba, at the inauguration of the project, said that Cyrux was bringing high tech solutions to land management and administration in Abia and would run the ABIAGIS project under a five-year concession before handing it over to government.
According to the governor, the project would lead to complete computerisation of land registry to achieve easier and accurate data information, thereby ensuring transparency and good governance in land system across the state.
In his address the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the investor- finance bank, the Platinum Mortgage Bank, Engr Emeka Mbaka, said the project would have multiplier effect in job creation and revenue generation and urged government to switch on the revenue generation account.
Mbaka, who was represented by Barr. Nwoke John Kalu assured the financing of the entire project would not be a problem, adding the state government would begin to appreciate the full essence of the project by the time the expected revenue would start flowing into its coffers.

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