NASARAWA Geographic Information Service, NAGIS is said to have lost over N200 million revenue due to incessant strikes by workers in the state in the past 8 months. Investigation by Nigerian Pilot revealed that the service was worst hit by the just suspended 3-month-old strike by members of the organized labour in the state. Checks further revealed that by February when workers embarked on strike over yearly increment and promotion related matters, revenue generated by NAGIS plummeted to only N15, 567, 946.49 less than half of what was generated in the preceding month. However, in March when the strike action was suspended midway through the month, NAGIS defied the odds and generated N23 million. Uninterrupted land administration in the month of April saw the agency rack in N75 million. Our correspondent further gathered that in June when business was okay, the agency generated N78, 488, 903.63 but that was not to last as workers embarked on yet another strike over issues regarding downward review of their salaries for plummeting economic fortunes of the state. State Commissioner of Lands and Town Planning, Mr. Sunny Agassi, while commenting on the development regretted that the state had lost valuable revenue due to incessant industrial action by workers whose effect he said was telling on all the citizens of the state since the revenue was a common wealth. Agassi revealed that from over N78 million generated in July, only N23 million was generated in August, noting that not much was to be expected for September since the strike was suspended midway through the month. The commissioner was however optimistic that given Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura’s dedication to a robust land administration in the state, the economy of the state and its revenue generating mechanisms would soon rebound. He urged citizens of the state to take advantage of the cheap and efficient services offered by NAGIS and secure titles fro their properties and that would guarantee safety, eliminate controversies over ownership and serve as a veritable tool of doing business.


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