The new Director of AGIS, Dr. Isah Jalo, is set to ease the difficulties faced by beneficiaries from Sale of Government Houses in obtaining Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os). The Director also conveyed the concern of the FCT Administration over the bottlenecks in the processing of C of Os.

Dr. Isah Jalo made this disclosure during his maiden strategy meeting with the Management Staff of the agency. He stated that AGIS management is set to redesign the C of Os production workflow with a view to enhancing process speed and efficiency. This, he added, would be done without compromising the security and safety of the documents.

The Director charged concerned officers to work towards eliminating the incidence of double numbering being witnessed in some cases of the Sale of Government Houses, as well as other issues hindering the quick process of these vital documents. He disclosed that AGIS would liaise with relevant departments such as Survey and Mapping and Land Administration towards arriving at a harmonized and speedy operations.

The Director also stated that there is need for an up-to-date satellite imagery and aerial map of the FCT. Briefed that the Department of Survey and Mapping has acquired current aerial photograph of the FCT, Dr. Isah Jalo directed the Geographic Information Division (GIS) to liaise with the departments in order to leverage the new materials for effective AGIS operations.


Towards the strengthening of disciplinary processes in AGIS, the Director of AGIS, Dr. Isah Jalo has stressed the need for staff to be abreast with all the Civil Service Rules. He consequently directed that the agency should go a step ahead to create a platform for Civil Service Rules and operational publications for Intranet accessibility for staff.

Consequently, staff of AGIS can now visit the site to acquaint themselves with resource materials on public service operations. AGIS, he stressed, is doing so to complement the hard copy resource materials already procured by the agency. This, Dr. Jalo stressed, is to educate staff on the standard rules of the service, as a first step towards improved service delivery.

The documents include; The Public Service Rules, the Civil Service Rules and Financial Regulations. Others include; The Procurement Act, as well as The Laws of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Volumes 1 – 5.

Dr. Isah Jalo frowned at the situation where civil servants leaned more on references to happenings in other agencies to guide their actions, rather than the civil service rules and extant circulars.

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