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Nasarawa Geographic Information Service generates N2.2b in 10 months

The Nasarawa Geographic Information Service (NAGIS) has collected over N443 million out of the N2.2 billion it made as internally generated revenue (IGR) to the state government coffers in the last 10 months.

The state Commissioner of Land and Town Planning, Sonny Agassi, who disclosed this when the state House of Assembly committee on Land and Survey paid an oversight visit to the ministry in Lafia, said the budget performance of the ministry in 2016 was achieved through dedication to duty by the staff.

Agassi said, “We have generated N2.2 billion from January to October 2016 but what we have collected as IGR within this period was over N443 million. This money was generated from certificate of occupancy (C of O), right of occupancy (R of O), rent, and revenue from government properties, among others.”

He appealed to the committee for the speedy passage of the Nasarawa Geographic Information system (NAGIS) bill to enable NAGIS get legal backing for smooth operation.

In his remark, Chairman, House Committee on Land and Survey, Hashimu Jibrin Gurku, assured the ministry of the passage of the NAGIS bill.


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