Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah has commended the Ministry of Land for starting “something new and achieving. a huge success.’’
Speaking during the issuance of the new electronic Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) by the state Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa on in the state, he assured all land owners in the state of the state government’s commitment to keeping to its promise to deliver certificates to all applicants within the period of 90 days.
He commended the media and urged all land owners to key into the programme to secure their land property across the state.
According to him, the certificate will settle every issue relating to lands and give a boost to the value of the land.
“If you reside in Delta and you still have ambiguity about ownership of your land, you have yourself to blame. This land document is verifiable online, so, you can verify the authenticity of your land from anywhere in the world. So, people should know that this is done to bring sanity into our land and all related issues and I think we should cooperate with the ministry and regularise our documents,” he said.
Earlier, Iku Chuks, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Queensbridge Capital Investment Ltd, partnering with the state government on FastTrack 90, highlighted some of the gains to include value addition to the land.
He said that unlike the former certificate that cost about N420, 000, government had offered a discount of about 55 per cent to applicants to enable them obtain the new electronic C of O.
The deputy chief executive officer described the new C of O as forge proof.
A beneficiary, Mr. Frank Nwaogo, lauded the state government for releasing the certificates as promised. He said that he as not too certain that it was real and that the certificate would come on time, giving several attempts made in the past without success.
“I am very happy that I have these certificates for my two buildings and I feel like dancing,” he said.