Processing of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) and other land title documents will now be completed within 28 days, as Ogun State Bureau of Lands and Survey has been repositioned for effective service delivery.
The Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Lands, Barr. Aina Salami, stated this during an interactive session with stakeholders, in his office, at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, urging applicants to always provide necessary documents required for processing within specified period, to fast track the process.
He said the Bureau was determined to satisfy the yearnings of applicants and investors across the State, adding that compensation had been paid to owners of land acquired by government for public use, as the State now has acceptable working relationship with professional bodies on land matters.
According to him, ” the activities of the Bureau is not going to be business as usual, all hands must be on deck to work harmoniously with the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Nigerian Institute of Surveyor (NIS), among others”, just as the new service regime would provide investors with enough information to prepare them for land purchase across the State.
In their various responses, representative of the Chinese investors, Barr. Anthony Obi and Mir-Agro Allied, Barr. Mrs. Veronica Aiyegun appreciated the Dapo Abiodun led administration, for putting the right peg in the right hole, as processing of land documents before now was a long process, expressing optimism that the new development would make Ogun more relevant in terms of doing business.