Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has said that the distribution of Certificate of Occupancy (CoO) and other land title documents, under the Homeowners’ Charter Programme, would continue until all successful applicants get their documents.
Allaying the fears that the programme will soon come to an end, Amosun urged other applicants that had received notice of assessment, to make payments, which is one of the requirements under the scheme, to be part of the subsequent batches of beneficiaries.
The governor, represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, stated this during the 36th edition of the presentation of CoO and building plan approval to over 3,000 beneficiaries at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
He said the scheme would enable the citizenry benefit from the state government’s urban renewal policy, through effective planning of infrastructural facilities.
“Our administration always put smiles on the faces of the people in the state, with many laudable projects, just as we are presenting CoO to successful applicants every month. This programme will not end until those who meet up with the requirements and pay for assessment get their land title documents”, he said.
In his remarks, the Special Adviser and Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Biyi Ismail, said qualified applicants will have their documents processed, while the status of the unqualified will be reviewed for possible consideration, adding that government would try its best to sustain the distribution of 3,000 CoOs on monthly basis.
In his welcome address, the Director, Administration and Supplies, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Muyiwa Ojo said the concerned Ministries, Agencies and political office holders, meet regularly to ensure that the title documents are distributed to beneficiaries, after they must have passed through the laid down processes.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Pastor Philip Adika, from Unity Estate, Ibafo in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, thanked the state government for the opportunity given to them to have the legal land documents.