In furtherance of its fulfilment to Home Owners in Ogun State to regularize their landed property at a reduced discount, the State Government has again distributed another round of 1,000 Certificates of Occupancy (Cs-of-O), and building plan approval to home owners in the State.
Distributing the Cs-of-O at the Arcade Ground in Oke- Mosan, the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the State, Mrs. Abimbola Akeredolu, said the Governor is very proud to identify herself with the programme, adding that the Homeowners’ Charter programme has come to stay in the State.
She said the programme has made the issuance of Cs-of-O and building plan approval very easy putting into consideration the previous cumbersome and bottlenecks of the processes being experienced before the inception of the administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
The Commissioner call on other State to emulate the Ogun State Government at championing the cause of programme that would add value to the citizens of their State, saying that the 1,000 Cs-of-O and building plan approval distributed was in fulfilment of Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s administration during his re- election campaign bids across the State.
Speaking earlier, the Special Adviser/Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Adewale Oshinowo, said the 6th Edition of the presentation of Cs-of-O was in appreciation of Governor Ibikunle Amosun to the people of Ogun State for re-electing him to serve them for the second term in office, saying that the distribution of 500 unit of Cs-of-O per week would still continues.
The DG enumerated the benefits that home owners in the State stands to paving ways for getting mortgage loan, it’s can be transferrable to children and great grand children, it can also be used as collateral to access loan in the banks, and it does not need to be registered in IRS as its has contained stamp duty, to mention but a few.
According to Mr. Oshinowo ”the programme which was flag off in December, 2013 has issued about 8,000 Cs-of-O, which amount to 25 percent of registered applicants in the State, and the Bureau would continue to roll out 500 units of Cs-of-O each on weekly basis to home owners in the State”.
Mr. Ayodele Oshokoya, a beneficiary from Ijebu Ode, appreciated the State Government for the initiative and urged the Governor to give the people of the state another chance to introduce the second phase of the homeowner’s charter programme, as he has been given the second chance to rule the State.
Oshokoya said that most of homeowners in the state doubted the programme when it was first introduced, adding that he has never dreamt of having C-of-O in his entire life talkless of getting it live and direct from the State Government, he said with giving them another chance many people will key into the programme and benefit maximally from the scheme.