The Ogun State Special Adviser/Director General, Bureau of Land and Survey, Mr. Aina Salami, has said that over 4,000 Certificate of Occupancy had been issued to land owners who registered for the last scheme tagged “Ogun Homeowners’ Charter” (HOC) under the new scheme, called Ogun State Land Administration and Revenue Management System (OLARMS).
Salami made this known during a town hall meeting held with the residents of Aiyetoro, Lukosi, Seidu, Ilara, Semawa, Imagbon, Aguntoye, Konigbagbe and its environs, held at Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
He said the programme was peculiar, which would make the State and residents value the land resources at their disposal through ratification of their land and property documents, saying that apparently people had been encroached on the government lands, but not intending to demolish their structures but give them land titlement through ratification.
“Indeed, the programme is an amnesty for those who built on acquisition land, which the government not intended to demolish but will be able get their title document through ratification at a subsidized rate”, he said
The DG emphasized that the present administration doesn’t jettisoned the previous scheme in given those applied for C of O through HOC, saying that the Bureau were facing challenges of contacting those requested for the title documents.
He said that tracing those applied for the scheme were very difficult, as most of their numbers used to register for the documents could not be reached, while their emails had been dead.
Salami said that the government is doing everything humanly possible to alleviate poverty among its citizens through the introduction of the scheme, saying that it’s offered them some opportunities to get their land title documents with ease and through digitization.
Also speaking, the Consultant to the Governor/Project Manager, OLARMS, Mrs. Oyindamola Oyelese, hinted that process of acquiring the land document under the present scheme was digitilized, so as to ease the stress associated with similar programme in the past.
“In fact, the programme is so easy compared to the past scheme, it is basically Information Technology, which make the people to navigate land process in the State, and make your payment online, it does not need to go and pay anywhere, just pay it online and that the process, you will get your land document as soon as possible”, Oyelese said
In his goodwill message, the Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl, Olatunji Odunlami, represented by the most senior director, Tpl, Rufus Talabi, said that the scheme was an opportunity for the people of the State, urging the residents affected to take the chance being given to them by the governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
The Ologijo of Ogijo, Oba Kazeem Gbadamosi Olaonioekun, hailed the government for the initiative, urged the residents of the Ogijo and its environs to key into the programme.
He then urged the government to come to their aid in repairing their roads, saying most of their roads and link roads were not motorable and accessible for the motorists and computers.