By Olawale Ibrahim , Lokoja
As part of its efforts to curtail the incidence of racketeering and unlawful grabbing of land , delay in the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), Kogi state government has acquired automated C of O Machine.
While unveiling the machine in the Governor’s office on Friday, Governor Yahaya Bello commended the Bureau for ensuring that his administration’s policy in the area of land reform was yielding results.
Earlier, the Director-General, Land and Housing Services Bureau, Hajia Mariam Ladi Ibrahim commended Governor Bello for the genuine reform the Bureau has witnessed under his leadership.
Mariam noted that under the last administrations, about a thousand certificates were properly issued to landowners stressing that the current administration has signed five hundred certificates while an additional six hundred were ready for signing.
Aside from fast-tracking the process of Certificate issuance, she noted with the Automated machine, issues of fake C of O, land racketeering would be things of the past.