overnor Seyi Makinde has approved the launch of a mobile app to help residents have easy access to land information services, without physical presence and the hassle of dealing with the notorious land thugs known as ‘Omo Onile’.
A statement by the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Olusegun Olayiwola, said that the application, also known as “Ilè D’olà Exchange” under the Private Networks Nigeria Limited (PNN) initiative, would be the first of its kind in the country.
Mr Olayiwola said the app, to be launched on February 11, will avail residents of the state the opportunity of making inquiries and suggestions on government services and also get faster responses on all issues.
The commissioner also said that the initiative was part of the government’s strategic measures to shore up its internally-generated revenue (IGR).
Also, the Managing Director PNN, AbdulRahman Odunowo, was quoted as saying that the new innovation was to key into the emerging global market, with a view to unlocking the full potential in technological advancement in all land-related matters.
“Through the use of Ilè D’olà Exchange, the ministry can now easily create an enabling environment for both local and international investors, validate ownership of properties and ensure transfer of ownership, among others,” he said.
“Other features of the app include easy detection and location of files and easy access to external users.
“Hitches hitherto encountered by residents in the purchase of title of ownership, transfer of ownership, and land allocation will soon be a thing of the past, with the aid of the app,” he said.