A non- governmental organization, German Agency for International Development (GIZ) has asked Ogun State Government to reform its land administration policy, to ease the process of obtaining titled documents for landed property
Such reform according to GIZ, will stimulate investments, promote economic growth and reduce level of poverty in the state.
State co-ordinator of the German Agency, Stephen Dada who made the call during stakeholders conference in Abeokuta, says a reform in the land administration policy will enable more people, particularly poor customary land owners to get titled documents.
Dada suggests the establishment of arbitration mechanism, to assist the state and local government to resolve conflicts over land ownership, as well as another mechanism for proper record of those having titled documents for landed property.
He explains that the objectives of the land reform, is to improve relationship between the State Government and land owners, and ease the process of making land available for agricultural purpose to boost food production.
Dada adds that such reforms will enable more people to acquire landed property and trade with it, to improve their living standard
Also speaking the state director of land services, Jubril Lukan says the proposed reforms will increase government revenue, improve access to credit facilities, boost investment in housing and reduce dispute over land issues.
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