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Published On: Wed, Jan 14th, 2015

New AGIS structure enhances revenue generation – Bala

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bala fct ministerStories by Stanley Onyekwere.

The new system infrastructure approved by President Goodluck Jonathan for Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS), has enhanced revenue generation for the government, Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has said.

The minister disclosed this recently, while giving the overview of the administration’s achievements in 2014.

According to him, the AGIS system has blocked losses hitherto suffered by the administration which amounted to billions of naira on annual basis.

The minister noted that the fraudulent activities have led to cases of double allocations, land racketeering and forgery with estimated racketeering business at over N10 billion.

“The idea was muted due to the incessant reports of proliferation of illegal survey documents, violation of the IT systems by fraudulent persons making the government to lose a whopping sum of over N10 billion annually.

“The FCT Administration has launched new AGIS Systems Infrastructure to block the menace,” he stressed.

Mohammed added that the upgrade now provides AGIS Back-up data centre and state-of-the art 2013/2014 Models Geo-media Satellite Imagery equipment that covers the entire FCT and some neighboring states.

 

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