By Jovitta Iorshashe
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Projects Monitoring and Evaluation, Barr David Orshi has asserted that the Benue Geographic Information Service (BENGIS) is 90% completed and the first smart building in recent times with gadgets of international repute.
He made the assertion during his second monitoring inspection of the ongoing BENGIS work at the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals headquarters in Makurdi.
Barr Orshi confirmed to journalists at the site that, the project was significant to the state, in terms of conception and delivery and a lot has been put into its actualization.
“This is my second inspection, what I have seen today is 90% completed. It is a proof of the taste for excellence and gone are the days of shape practices.
“It is just a stepping stone for the state and a challenge to whosoever will succeed the commissioner to keep the standard,” he said.
He further expressed satisfaction with level of work so far and hoped that by God’s grace the completion and commissioning will be soon.
Commenting, the Commissioner, Ministry of Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Bernard Unenge expressed gratitude to Governor, Samuel Ortom for ensuring that the project reach its peak by providing all needed funds.
He called on the people of Benue to get ready to enjoy land administration hitch free of disputes and crises.
“Benue people should get ready to enjoy land administration in the state, hitch free of disputes and crises. We appreciate His Excellency for ensuring that we are at this point today and pray that he will continue to support us until the commissioning in November all things being equal, when the entire world will come to see his efforts to transform land administration in the state,” he said.
He also explained that the facility will be properly maintained and that it behoved on government at all levels; to ensure qualified personnel are set for the maintenance of all public structures as empowered by the Executive Order 11.
Unenge added that with the signing into place of Executive Order 11 by President Muhammadu Buhari, which takes care of the maintenance of public facilities, BENGIS will not be an exception.
“Already, we have an engineer who works as the BENGIS facility Manager and we are going to have more hands to assist,” he buttressed.
The commissioner conducted the monitoring team through the building, power house, over head tanks among others.