Ogun Issues C of O To 1,500 Homeowners’ Charter Beneficiaries

amosunThe Ogun State government, has issued the certificate of occupancy to  another 1,500 beneficiaries of the Homeowners Charter designed  by the government to allow residents and homeowners to ratify their building approval and title documents.

At a ceremony held  at the arcade ground of the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, the state  capital, the Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, while representing the governor at the occasion  asked other applicants who are yet to get their C of O not to exercise any unnecessary apprehensions, saying they would be attended to in due course.

The beneficiaries and homeowners were drawn from different parts of the state.

The Homeowners Charter was introduced by the state government  in December 2013 as part of efforts to liberalize development in the state

Police Demolish Houses In Badagry

Over 500 houses illegally built on a land owned by the Police at Atipolome community in Mowo area of Badagry, Lagos State, have been demolished.

The land covering over 64 hectares was acquired by the Police in 2006 and a Certificate of Occupancy was issued in 2008.

Although members of the community admitted they had no government approval on the land, they explained that they bought the property from land grabbers, popularly known as “omo onile.”

It was gathered that the land grabbers started encroaching on the land when the Police authorities failed to put the land to use. However, on noticing the encroachment, the Police in 2011 issued a quit notice to the illegal owners of the houses to vacate their land.

Series of quit notices came after, with the last one served to them two weeks preceding the demolition ordered by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, after the illegal occupants refused to heed the quit notice.

Over 200 armed policemen and seven bulldozers took part in the demolition operation which was led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Osu Ekpo.

The exercise caught some of the occupants of the houses unawares, as many of them could not retrieve their properties while a few others were only able to recover a few of their belongings.

Amaechi orders recertification of C of O

The governor Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi has ordered the re-certification of all the Certificate of Occupancy(C of O) in the oil-rich state.

Speaking at a two-day land summit organised by the state’s Ministry of Lands and Survey, in Port-Harcourt, the state capital, the governor said the exercise has become imperative to check the corruption in land documentation.

He added that it has become imperative to properly manage land as a means of boosting economic activities in the state and inject sanity in property development.