Plateau Lands Ministry advocates collaboration with Unijos

The University of Jos has been enjoined to key into the ongoing programmes of the Ministry including the recertification and land tiles, and benefit from the 50 percent waiver approved by Gov Simon Lalong.

The Commissioner of Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Yakubu Dati, stated while leading his management on an advocacy visit to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof Ishaya Tanko in his office.

According to the commissioner “the Ministry is embarking on property enumeration, recertification of all landed properties and registration of all unregistered properties in the state urging them to take advantage of the subsisting  50% waiver on processing fees of all land-based transactions in the state.

“The Commissioner who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Ambrose Allaburah and the management team assured the Vice Chancellor that government is doing everything possible to ensure that all lands belonging to the University that have hitherto been encroached upon are restituted back to the University.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof Ishaya Tanko expressed delight stating that the thorny issue of land encroachment has been giving the University community sleepless nights.He called on the Ministry to address these and other land related problems that is threatening the wellbeing of the University.

The VC who was accompanied by the DVC Academics, Prof Rahila Gowon, the Bursar and other senior management of the institution assured the team of their readiness to collaborate on other areas of mutual benefit.


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