By Joy Odor
The Bill on Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS) scaled through second reading yesterday at the floor of the Upper Chamber.
The bill was spear-headed by Distinguished Senator Hassan Mohammad Gusau, Senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District also he is the Chairman Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change.
The bill was first read on the floor of the House on 11th of March 2020 and it has been referred to the Committee on FCT to report back to the floor of the House in 4 weeks
The bill is in line with the Federal Government directive in 1999 when they assumed office that the Land Operations at the Federal Level should be computerized. Federal Government decision then was informed by Society’s Changing priorities, Globalization and Information Technology revolution.
AGIS is an integral part of planning and implementing the vision of the city of Abuja and thus has strategic value.
Building corporate spatial database results in improved decision-making, operational efficiency and reduced duplication.
If pass into law, Abuja City will become a world-class Africa city. The analogue land data will be switched to digital, provision of accurate and timely information and many more benefits which cant be covered in this write up.
Senator Hassan has taken the bull by the horn in making sure that this bill is pass within the shortest period of time so as to deliver one of the dividend of democracy to citizens living in Abuja and Nigeria at large
Media release presented by Lekan Olawoyin, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity for Senator Hassan Mohammad Nasiha