Mr Frank Evbuomwan, the Managing Director, Edo State Geographic Information Service (EDOGIS) told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Sunday the issued C of Os covered only five per cent of the properties in the state, adding that EDOGIS was poised to change this.
He said that the agency, which became fully operational in 2018, had so far issued no fewer than 1,200 C of Os, with a target to issue 10,000 in 2020 alone.
The official said that not only had the issuance of C of Os been digitised, the process had been made easier and also cheaper.
According to him: “With less than seven weeks after making payment, you are sure to have your C of O.
”So far, we have issued about 1200 C of Os, bearing in mind that we started about a year ago.
“Unlike the features that characterised the former certificates, especially with the ability to easily fake it, this new one comes with a lot of features such that it will be extremely impossible to be faked.
“It comes with a water marked features that you can barely see. There is also a machine readable encode, among other features,” he said.