Oyo Govt Rolls Out Second Tranche Of Electronic C of O To Applicants

Over thirty eight applicants today collected their Certificate of Occupancy under the Oyo State Home Howners Charter scheme (more…)

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Gov. Makinde Issues C of Os To Oyo Home Owners’ Charter Beneficiaries

Gov. Seyi Makinde made a symbolic handing over of Certificate of Occupancy to some of the beneficiaries of an upgraded (more…)

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Oyo Govt To Review Oyo, Ogbomoso GRA Allocation

…“We may revoke undeveloped lands”- Abdu-Raheem

The Oyo State Government is set to review the allocation of Government Reserved Areas (GRA) at Akitipiti, Oyo and Oke Anu, Ogbomoso.

This, the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barrister Abiodun Abdu-Raheem said is in fulfilment of the State Government’s promise to decongest Ibadan, during his duty tour to Oyo and Ogbomoso GRAs.

He revealed that the lands at Oyo and Ogbomosho ends of the State have been allocated for over 10years without any development carried out on them.

He said that the lands which could serve as sources of revenue for the State Government are being left to waste away.

The Lands helmsman further said the allocations will be reviewed and revoked where necessary, while calling on the Oyo and Ogbomoso GRA land owners to be ready to develop their plots of lands or have them revoked.

“We are here at Oyo and Ogbomoso to see the State of things at our GRA’s. What I see here is very disheartening. A lot of people are in need of land here and this can even help in boosting the revenue drive of the Government.

“Most of the people who acquired the lands here did not even bother to develop them. We will go through each of their files and revoke where necessary”, he said.

He added that the Seyi Makinde led administration wants to decongest Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State and in order to achieve this, Lands in neighboring towns need to be developed.

“I need to further assure you anyone that is interested in acquiring Lands at Oyo and Ogbomoso may visit the Ministry for guidelines, but be sure that only those who mean business will get it”, he added.

Recall that the Commissioner, had earlier visited various State-owned housing estates as well as GRA’s in the State.

The Commissioner who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary as well as some other Directors of the Ministry also visited various offices of zonal Land officers, surveyors as well as town planners at Oyo and Ogbomoso.

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

 

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Oyo Boosts IGR Through Speedy Issuance Of Land Title Documents

The Oyo State Government has revealed that it has established a new era in the State’s Internally Generated Revenue drive, through speedy issuance of land title documents.

The Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barrister Abiodun Abdu-Raheem stated this at a day retreat organized by Private Networks Nigeria LTD for officials of the Ministry, held at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Abeokuta Ogun State.

According to him, Oyo State is blessed with resources and latent revenue opportunities which is needed to be unlocked.

“As a major stakeholder in revenue generation for the State Government, we are here to strategize on how to move the State forward, because the State is blessed with resources and latent opportunities that needs to be unlocked”, he said.

Abiodun added that a cursory review of previous years’ performances show that over Two billion (N2 billion) Naira is being generated annually for the past three years through Land Use charges but this is far less than what is expected from the Ministry.

“A cursory review of previous years shows that only Two billion (N2 Billion) is being generated annually from Land Use Charges. This is a far cry from the income expected to be generated by a State like ours that desires to be self-sufficient with or without the Federal allocation”, he noted.

He further explained that since the inception of the present administration of Governor Seyi Makinde, the Ministry has been able to improve on its Revenue Generating strength through recovery of over two hundred (200) plots of lands which has been reallocated for interested members of the public.

Also, the Ministry has introduced Three hundred thousand naira (N300,000.00) as an expression of interest application fee for Housing Developers, as well as settlement of pending litigations against the State Government on land matters among other things.

Barrister Abiodun pointed out that the retreat which focuses on issuance of Land title documents such as Home Owners’ Charter and Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) will help the Ministry fashion out ways to let people obtain their documents easily and affordably.

“I wish to State here that the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde is establishing a new era where land title documents would be timely and accurately delivered to justifiable applicants”.

While speaking, Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinola Ojo described the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, as a major stakeholder in revenue generation for the State Government.

He commended the Ministry’s initiative to take part in the retreat, while he also assured that the Ministry of Finance will provide all necessary support at ensuring that the Revenue Generation initiative of the State Government is not jeopardized.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, TPL Ademola Ajibola said the retreat was very essential in educating and enlightening the officials of the Ministry on their roles at ensuring an increase in the revenue drive of the State Government through the quick issuance of Land title documents.

In his remarks, the Group Managing Director/CEO of Private Networks Nigeria LTD, Mr. AbdulRahman Abiola Odunowo said the aim of the retreat was to brainstorm and fashion out ideas on how to move the internally generated revenue of the Oyo State Government forward.

He added that as an IGR expert, he would bring to fore his experience and knowledge to collaborate with officials of the Ministry as well as OYO GIS to expediate actions on the issuance of Land tittle documents as well as printing of Land Use Charges to the public.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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Oyo Begins Evacuation Of Illegal Motor Parks, Traders At Ojoo Interchange

Oyo State Government in its bid to actualize the promise of freeing traffic gridlock and put a stop to unnecessary life loss to accidents at the Ojoo Interchange in Ibadan has begun evacuation of traders and motorists at the Interchange to the provided space at Abatakan Motor Park, behind Total Filling Station at Ojoo, Akinyele Local Government.

Recall that the State Government, through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development had recently given a three-day ultimatum to motorists and traders using the Ojoo Interchange to pick passengers and ply their trades to relocate to the permanent space provided by the Government.

While enforcing the relocation on Thursday, the Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Maintenance Agency (OYRTMA), Mogaji Akin Fagbemi alongside the State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barrister Abiodun Abd-Raheem called on the people affected to see the Government gesture as an intervention to safe lives and properties and not to make life difficult for them.

“This enforcement is part of the reason people voted for good Governance, no reasonable Government will sit back and watch people being killed by things they can easily control, Government took a decision to construct this Interchange to forestall accidents that used to happen here daily then, it is wrong for us to now start using the same place to peddle their wares and pick passengers.

“The place created for them to be used is not far from here and we are happy that most of the traders and motorists are already complying, they have moved there, for those that will want to contravene, our officers will work alongside security personnel to apprehend and prosecute them according to the law,” said the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

 

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