Ogun State Government says about 75,000 out of the 150,000 property owners who subscribed to its home owners charter programme may not be issued with certificate of occupancy under the programme.
Director General of Bureau of Land and Survey, Biyi Ismail who gave this indication while speaking to newsmen after the presentation of c-of-o to another batch of 1,000 home owners under the scheme at the Arcade Ground, Abeokuta.
Ismail who also is the Governor’s special adviser on land and survey, said the 75,000 applicants whose status in the programme is in doubt include those who built their homes on public land earmarked for projects and under the high tension electricity cable.
He said 15,000 qualified applicants had received their c-of-o while the remaining 60 thousand applications are still undergoing processing.
Meanwhile, Governor Ibikunle Amosun has warned land grabbers and speculators to desist from encroaching on land belonging to the Ogun State Government.
The governor said the state government would continue to eject land owners who encroach on its land.
Amosun assured the beneficiaries of the scheme that the title document issued to the beneficiaries of the programme is legal and could be used as a collateral in banks.