Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State said on Wednesday that his administration would introduce new policies to fast track land administration in the state.
Fashola said this at the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) seminar of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) in Lagos.
The theme of the seminar was "Land Administration and Management in the Emerging Lagos Megacity".
Fashola was represented by Mr Joseph Agbenla, the Acting Surveyor-General of the state.
He expressed his readiness to institutionalise technologies that would reduce the bureaucracies in land administration.
According to him, land is the basis of all activities and easy access to it increases the level of development and activities going on in an economy.
"The present administration is working to formulate polices that would reduce the bottlenecks of land administration and make acquisition of certificate of ownership easier."
Fashola urged the institute to continue educating its members through the MCPD programme, saying that such training would avail the members of new developments in the profession.
Also speaking, Prof. Francisco Abosede, the immediate past Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, said that control of land use was needed to achieve the Lagos Megacity.
Abosede explained that development control entailed the process of implementing building and land sub-division regulations and specifications.
"There are development control measures to be undertaken to control land use in the Lagos metropolis.
"The development control measures consist of laws, regulations and suitable actions designed for the purpose of directing and controlling land development.
"And the laws include density control, zoning ordinances, height control, sub-division regulation and building by-laws."
Abosede also identified other constraints to development control in Lagos as lack of funds, non-implementation of Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Law, absence of development plan and political influence.