Osun Simplifies Land Acquisition Process

Osun State government has declared that it will simplify the process of obtaining Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) for land owners.

The Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Uban Development, Muiwa Ige, stated this to journalists in Osogbo.

He said the decision to simplify the process of obtaining Certificate of Occupancy by landowners was to aid development.

Ige said the state government is ready to issue C of O to would-be investors within one day as part of commitment to attract investment.

His words: “Unlike before, we are now making it easier for people to get certificate of occupancy for their land and the process is now being simplifies to the extent that we can even issue a C of O in one day especially if the land is meant for investment”.

Ige pointed out that the current administration in the state has succeeded in removing certain administrative bottlenecks that usually delay the issuance of C of O for years in the past and that the situation has changed in the state.

He noted that the government of Governor Rauf Aregbesola is running in an unusually manner and that this has compelled people working with the governor to think out of the box and explore unique initiatives that will better the lot of the people of the state.

He said the ongoing efforts of the state government to give the state capital a befitting look is already yielding appreciable result and that the new roads constructed including the ongoing ring road will boost commercial activities in the state.

He disclosed that the state government has paid compensation to owners of property affected by the massive road construction in the state while ship-owners were equally paid to assist them in relocating their businesses to new sites provided for them to do their business.

Ige added that the urban renewal programme of the Aregbesola’s administration designed to change the face of nine cities in the state simultaneously is attracting supports from the global community as the project which was planned in collaboration with the United Nations Habitat.