By Abdullah Mika’il, Dutse
The Jigawa state ministry of land, housing, urban development and regional planning said, it will apply digital technology to control illegal and manual allocation of land in the state.
The move was announced by the state commissioner of land Alhaji Sagir Musa Ahmed during a media engagement with journalists organised by Jigawa state correspondents’ chapel and held at manpower development institute Dutse.
He explained that, land development control and illegal manual allocation as major challenges in the state, present administration will do all its best to enhance land administration and effective management.
According him, thousands hectares of land was allocated to health, agric and education sectors for various development projects across the state.
The commissioner maintained that, about 192,000 hectares was allocated to agricultural sector for agricultural extensions while 2,500 hectares allocated for solar energy production.
He added that, over 220,000 hectares of land for grazing reserve, 411,000 hectares for dry seasons farming and over 1.4,000 hectares is meant for rainy seasons farming across the state.
Alhaji Sagir then, commended governor Badaru for improving lives of Jigawa citizens through agriculture, health, water supply, education and empowerment of women and youths.