A Memorandum of Understanding between the Lagos State Government and eTransact has been struck in order to control uncontrolled development, manage setbacks and open areas, and enhance the state’s environmental beauty.
In order to control informal business players using setbacks and incidental open spaces in the state and increase internally generated revenue, the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development and eTransact will implement an integrated technology solution for data collection, management, and digitisation of revenue collection processes from these parties.
The MoU was signed by the commissioner for physical planning and urban development, Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, who was represented by special adviser to governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on e-GIS and planning matters, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, and the permanent secretary of the ministry, Mr. Oluwole Sotire, on behalf of the government. The eTransact managing director, Mr. Niyi Toluwalope,
At the signing, Babatunde declared that the effort was a public-private cooperation that would aid in environmental preservation. He continued by saying that the MoU was for accountability and to raise Lagos State’s IGR.
The Managing Director of eTransact, Toluwalope, said, “eTranzact is a premier technology solutions company in Nigeria.
“Today we are partnering with the Lagos State Government and LASPEMA for the enumeration and data management of the occupants of the setbacks and incidental open spaces within the city. We are licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide this service.”
The General Manager of Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Authority, Daisi Oso, added that the agency was saddled with addressing challenges that are associated with managing and regulating all activities on setbacks to ensure orderliness while leveraging technology.