Nigeria – The Niger state government has concluded plans to establish a Minna Geographic Information System (MGIS). According to the Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mrs Salome Ndakotsu, it is in line with modern day trends of land use and allocation.
She made this known in Minna yesterday while receiving members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) in her office. She explained that the establishment of the MGIS is going to help guide the proposed Minna mega city project which the state government is about to embark on.
Mrs Ndakotsu called on the NITP to avail the state with their wealth of professional experience, adding that the state was ready to enter into partnership with them in all area of structural development that will reflect the state government’s vision statement of becoming one of the three top states in Nigeria by the 2020.
The Commissioner however lamented a situation where the Ministry is confronted with the problem of land allocation and expressed optimism with the establishment of the MGIS, saying the problems will be a thing of the past.
Earlier, the chairman of the NITP, Mallam Abdul Husseini, commended the present administration for its drive to develop the state especially in the area of structures and socio-economic transformation.October this year.