The Yobe State House of Assembly is making a frantic move to scrap the state’s Ministry of Land and Survey.

This followed the adoption of a report of its Standing Committee on Land on a bill seeking the establishment of Yobe Geographic Information System (YOGIS) in the state.

The House adopted the report after extensive deliberations on the recommendations of the committee by the members.

Speaking after the adoption of the report, the Chairman, House Committee on Land, Hon. Buba Maina Sale, said the Geographic Information System Agency when established would improve the government’s source of revenue.

Hon. Sale also noted that the establishment of the agency will pave way for the scrapping of the Ministry of Land and Survey while the ministry’s professional staff would work under the new agency in addition to redeploying others to relevant Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).

The chairman of the committee commended members of the House for their various contributions towards the success of the report at all levels.

Presiding over the sitting, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Mohammed Isa Bello said the House has adopted all the recommendations of the committee with slight amendment while directing the clerk of the Assembly to provide a clean copy of the report for the third and final reading of the Bill.

The establishment of YOGIS, as well as the scraping off the land and survey ministry by the lawmakers, is to avoid duplication of function and ensure effective land management in the state.

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