Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State will on Monday present Certificates of Occupancy, C of O, to the beneficiaries of the State’s Home Owners Charter programme.
The State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Survey, Mr. Isaac Omodewu, said that the official presentation would hold at the Car Park of the Ministry by 12 noon, saying that applicants for the programme could come to the ministry from Tuesday December 18 for the status of their applications.
Omodewu explained that the Home Owners Charter was a 3 in 1 Certificate of Occupancy that afforded home owners without title documents to have one with a sum of N120,000 with a registration fee of N5,000.
He stressed that the title document to obtain included C of O, Building Plan Approval and Survey.
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The Commissioner stated that any C of O obtained under the Home Owners Charter programme was as valid as a C of O obtained through the conventional means.
He said that the C of O document confirmed the true status of the holder of property, noting that property without registered titles would leave such property holders to many risks like defective transfer to heirs and encroachment.
Mr. Omodewu said that the programme was a continuous exercise as the government wanted home owners without registered titles to enjoy a significant discount in the process of obtaining proper legal title to the land (C of O), Survey and Approved Building Plan.