Ogun presents C’ of O’ to homeowners

Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun

THE Ogun State Government yesterday presented another batch of 1,500 Certificates of Occupancy (Cs of O) and other title documents to beneficiaries under the Homeowners Charter Scheme.

The event, which was the eighth edition, took place at the premises of the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Homeowners Charter Scheme gives opportunity to persons who built illegally on unapproved land to get government’s approval after they have paid some penalty.

Presenting the C of O, the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga said that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration had consistently fulfill its obligations to the people of the state by ensuring that they obtain appropriate title documents for their property.

She assured that the government would keep its promise, not only in respect of the Homeowners Charter programme but also on all issues bordering on the development of the state and improvement of the living standard of the people.

“You will all agree with me that the Homeowners Charter programme was conceived by a Government which considers itself as a burden bearer and acting to ameliorate the suffering of the down trodden in the society and this lofty programme has equally generated both direct and indirect employment,” she said.

The Deputy Governor assured all the applicants who “genuinely” satisfied all requirements under the programme not to entertain any fear, as there are plans to extend the opportunity to all citizens.

Speaking earlier, the Director of Lands Title Ratification, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Fatai Adeboyejo, said that the Homeowners Charter programme had been successful, noting that over 9,500 homeowners have benefited so far.

“It is a continuous process and the government is not relenting in its efforts to make sure that others that have keyed into the programme benefit as long as they have applied and met all requirements” he said.

Commending the laudable programme, Mr. Okpere Ehidiamhen, a native of Edo State thanked the State Government for the opportunity to authenticate all his land title documents. 

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