|Gov. Ibikunle Amosun|
In its bid to regularise landed property in Ogun State at a discount rate, the State Government has again distributed 1,000 Certificates of Occupancy and Building Plan Approval to homeowners in the State.
Distributing the C of O at the Arcade Ground in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, represented by the State’s Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Mrs. Abimbola Akeredolu, said he was satisfied with the response of the people towards the programme, adding that the “Homeowners’ Charter programme has come to stay in the State.
He said the programme had made the issuance of C of O and building Plan approval very easy taking into consideration the bottlenecks and cumbersome process involved before the inception of his administration.
The Governor called on other states in the federation to emulate the State Government by initiating programmes that would add value to the people in their states.
Speaking earlier, the Special Adviser / Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Adewale Oshinowo, enumerated the benefits of the scheme to include easy access to mortgage and bank loans among others.
According to Mr. Oshinowo, “ the programme which was kicked off in December, 2013 has issued about 8,000 C of O, which amounts to 25 percent of registered applicants in the State, while the Bureau would roll out 500 units of C of O on weekly basis to homeowners in the State.”
A beneficiary of the Scheme from Ijebu-Ode, Mr. Ayodele Oshokoya, appreciated the State Government for the initiative, adding that most homeowners in the state doubted the programme when it was first introduced, saying that he never dreamt of having a C of O in his lifetime.