In a bid to fast-track the process of ensuring that greater number of qualified applicants under the Homeowner Charter Programme, get their Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and other title documents, the Ogun State government, has increased its monthly distribution from 1,000 to 2,000.
The State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, disclosed this during the 24th edition of the distribution of C of O and Building Plan approval to beneficiaries at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Amosun, represented by the Chairman, Ogun State Internal Revenue Services, Mr. Adekunle Adeosun, said the increase in the number of land title documents to be presented monthly would help to cover a large number of applicants who actually met the criteria under the scheme, but are yet to get their papers.
‘’Our government has done much more than expected under the scheme since 2013. So far, there has been consistency in the distribution of C of O and the number has now moved up from 1,000 to 2,000 monthly, in order to cover large number before this administration hand over to the next one’’, he said.
Speaking earlier, the Special Adviser and Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Biyi Ismail, appealed to members of the public to get clearance from the Bureau of Lands and building plan approval from Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, before erecting any structure on their lands.
In her opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Funmilayo Dada, said the stakeholders’ committee, saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the progress of the programme, would not rest on its oars at ensuring that all qualified applicants receive the desired title documents for their properties.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Waheed Ogunjobi from Ilugun-Itoko village, Kemta, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, thanked the State government for initiating the programme, adding that the documents have given them confidence on their properties.