Ogun Home-Own­ers Char­ter: 1000 Cs of O, oth­ers to be ready twice monthly

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

The Ogun State gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day dis­closed that 1000 Cer­tifi­cates of Oc­cu­pancy (Cs of O) and other ti­tled doc­u­ments will now be avail­able twice a month for ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the stateini­ti­ated Home-Own­ers Char­ter scheme.

This was made known by the Special Ad­viser/Di­rec­tor- Gen­eral of the Ogun State Bureau of Lands and Sur­vey, Biyi Is­mail, at the pre­sen­ta­tion of an­other batch of 1000 Cs of O and other land doc­u­ments at the Oba Com­plex, OkeMosan, Abeokuta, the Ogun State cap­i­tal.

The scheme, which started in 2013, af­fords home own­ers about 75 per cent re­bate in ac­quir­ing the es­sen­tial doc­u­ments on their prop­erty.

The Special Ad­viser/Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the Ogun State Bureau of Lands and Sur­vey, Biyi Is­mail, who dis­closed it, said that it was part of moves to en­sure that all par­tic­i­pants in the scheme were pre­sented with their doc­u­ments be­fore the end of the present ad­min­is­tra­tion in the state.

The Special As­sis­tant on Lands, Mrs Bimbo Odukoya, had last July, while ap­pear­ing be­fore the House of Assem­bly com­mit­tee on Lands and Hous­ing, hinted that the Bureau planned 4000 of such Cs of O monthly.

Odukoya had ex­plained that the process of is­suance of Cer­tifi­cates of Oc­cu­pancy un­der the Home-Owner pro­gramme was an in­ter-agency ar­range­ment in­volv­ing the Min­istry of Ur­ban and Phys­i­cal Plan­ning, Bureau of Lands, Min­istry of Fi­nance, In­ter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vices and the Ogun State Prop­erty and In­vest­ment Cor­po­ra­tion.

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