Oyo State governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, on Monday, handed over the digitised Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os) to the first set of beneficiaries in the Oyo Home Owners’ Charter (OYHOC) scheme.
The governor, during the handover ceremony held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, explained that with the initiative, C of Os can now be obtained 60 days from the date of submission of application, as the state has eliminated bottlenecks that lead to delay in processing the document.
Govrnor Makinde said, though there had been various unsuccessful attempts by successive administrations on similar initiative, with the new initiative by the administration, the problem has been solved for good in Oyo State
The governor, who noted how the acquisition of C of Os under the new Oyo Home Owners Charter will now be within 60 days rather than three to four months, which was what obtained during the immediate past administration
Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barr. Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, described the Land Title Documents Made Easy and lands holding records promotion and computerization by the Makinde administration as a step in the right direction.
Abdu-Raheem noted that past administrations had been paying lip service to the initiative, explaining how different companies saddled with such responsibility by the immediate past administration and another previous administration failed to achieve the target.
He added that the Makinde administration reviewed the inherited logjams and set up a smooth, prompt and adequate computerized method of processing C of Os and other land title documents within 60 days.