Lagos To Digitise Housing Delivery Process

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THE Lagos State Government has disclosed plans to digitise two major departments in the Ministry of Housing.

According to the state government, this will help to improve data processing time for increased efficiency and reduce the inconveniences that prospective allottees and investors go through.

The Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, who made the disclosure while speaking on the progress made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration in the housing sector, said the initiative would enhance access to housing schemes and reduce housing deficit.

“The departments concerned are the Estate Department, responsible for processing applications for homeownership, and the Physical Planning and Survey Department, vested with interfacing with prospective joint venture partners,” he said.

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Akinderu-Fatai noted that the automation of the work processes of the ministry was starting with the two departments due to their pivotal roles in the process of housing delivery.

The Commissioner added that the digitisation process would help to improve the processing of documents, aid data collection, promote greater resource management, as well as protect archival documents for future references.

Describing the digitalisation as a necessary development, Akinderu-Fatai said it was in response to global trends of increasing system proficiency.

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