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‘No Genuine Land Document Will Be Revoked In Delta’

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Delta State government has said it will not revoke land allocated to any developer in any part of the state with genuine C of O.

The state commissioner for Lands and Survey, Chika Ossai disclosed this during a chat with journalists in Asaba, the state capital.

While urging land developers to verifying their lands at the state Ministry of Lands, Urban and Survey before carrying out their building plans, Ossai said it would be unfair to deny any Deltan who was genuinely allocated land with its original C of O.

According to him, “The only way you can make claim of land is only when you have a genuine paper. If you don’t have a genuine paper or government allocated land to you, from that day even till the pink copy that was given you, it has an expiration time, if you didn’t perfect, it becomes a waste.”

He continued “for you to lay claim, you should be able to present your C of O. Because if you have C of O, if you are making claims, yes you have paid money to get the C of O either government will reallocate you to any available land or if you need your money back, apply to the ministry and it would be refunded. When you apply to the ministry, it would be minuted to the accountant general where it would be refunded”.

The Lands and Survey commissioner, who had earlier rollout his ministry’s achievements till date said that some innovations had been introduced to facilitate the work of the ministry.

The innovations include establishment of an ICT centre, migration of all existing applications (C of O) to a new electronic platform, digitisation of existing C of O and introduction of electronic consent letter with security features.

Others, according to him, were the introduction of electronic C of O with security features, regularisation of government illegally occupied lands and establishment of a ground rent task force and state committee on ground rent.

Ossai, further disclosed that Asaba Airport is now a certified International Airport saying “every documents has been handed over to the state government for operation”.



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