Oyo State Government says it has launched a digitized Certificate of Occupancy Issuance platform, as part of its strategy for growing the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, of the State.

This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr Abiodun Abdu-Raheem.

The statement which notes that the processing and collection of Certificate of Occupancy is now faster, easier and affordable, urges all eligible property owners without title or approved documents to take advantage of the opportunity.

The statement reveals that Oyo State Government will ensure all land owners in the State have digitized title documents by December 2022, amidst the accelerated provision of digitized title documents.

 “The processing and collection of Certificate of Occupancy would take only Sixty (60) days under the Oyo State Home Owners Charter (OYHOC) scheme. While Government will bear the cost of survey, planning permission and all other relevant documents for applicants who do not have them under the OYHOC scheme”.

“Records have shown that majority of residential landed properties in Oyo State have no registered titled documents leaving such property owners open to many risks, hence the need for the CofO”.

According to the statement, all CofOs issued under the improved OYHOC will not only be digitized for ease of authenticity confirmation, but they would also be the same legal instrument as any other CofO being issued by the government.

The statement adds  that application forms can be obtained at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development at the State secretariat, all Local Government Authority Offices as well as Local Council Development Authority offices (LGA &LCDAs).

Adedayo Adelowo


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