With a view to enhancing the speedy processing of land matters in the State, the Department of Lands Services has been constituted into a Bureau under the direct supervision of the Governor’s Office. Subsequently, the Urban and Regional Planning Department has been reorganized into three components to enhance service delivery and achievement of results under the new Ministry of Physical, Urban and Regional Planning.
The initial mandate of the Ministry was that of laying the foundation for real operations that will begin to manifest henceforth. It has in this regard, and within the brief period of its reorganization, recorded the following achievements:
The Ministry is divided into Finance and Administration; Planning, Research & Statistics; Urban & Regional Planning; Deeds & Title Documents; and Lands Services Departments.
The Ministry also superintends the activities of two government agencies namely:
- Office of the Surveyor General
- Capital and Urban Development Authority