An estate firm, Pertinence Group, Lagos, has called for a reduction in the time used in processing land documents.

Speaking at the 10th-anniversary press conference in Lagos, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr Olumide Emmanuel, said most house owners did not have the documentation of their lands, and that it would be easier for Nigerians to get their land documented easily if the government reduced the long time spent in the processing.

He said, ‘‘Most house owners do not have documentation, so it is difficult for them to know the value of their property. The government needs to reduce the long time spent on documentation of land. In other climes, it is done easily and within a short period. Likewise, when government notices that private estate companies are moving into an undeveloped area to invest, it is important they support by providing basic infrastructure.’’

Co-founder, Pertinence Group, Dr Sunday Olorunsheyi, said in 10 years, the firm had lived up to people’s empowerment goal by raising over 1,000 once-deprived people to become millionaires in terms of earnings.

He said, ‘‘I can confidently say that it has been 10 years of impact, consistency, hard work, progress, productive partnerships, and relevance.

‘‘Pertinence was founded in 2012 on enterprise development and people empowerment vision. The journey started with one administrative staff at the company’s former rented office location at Primatek Plaza, here in Akowonjo, but currently boasts of 120 staff strength and over 16,000 sales affiliates.’’

Co-founder, Mr Wisdom Ezekiel, said, ‘‘We will launch a smart mortgage system that will address the housing challenges, housing deficit is increasing on a daily basis in Nigeria and we will be kick-starting a fractional investment solution to democratise real estate investment for the common man.”