From Dauda Iliya

Borno state government has concluded plans to engage private estate developers for the construction of housing units to address accommodation deficit.

Executive Secretary, Borno Geographic Information Service BOGIS, Alhaji Adam Bababe who stated this at a workshop for staff of Agency in Maiduguri, said government would no longer create layouts and allocated them to individuals.

According to him, such practice have been abused in the past as the land owners have been reluctant to develop it thereby becoming subject of litigation.

Alhaji Bababe explained that the retreat which is first of its kind was to train staff on their core mandate and ethics so as to provide the needed services to members of the public.

According to him, the Agency has commenced the deployment of technology in land administration, noting that drones and high precision survey equipment have been purchased to enhance the process.

The Executive Secretary remarked that BOGIS has generated over 350 million naira in the first quarter of this year and aims to meet the revenue target of 1.5 billion naira by end of the year.

He urged people of the state to continue to be patient with the reforms embarked upon by the Agency, as it is meant for the betterment of Borno.