28th October, 2014
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, southwest, Nigeria has revealed that he signs almost five hundred Certificate of Occupancy on a daily basis, assuring the good people of the state that prospective owners will receive their certificates by next month.
The governor also stated that all hands are on deck to ensure that all necessary documents that will back the title document up are done before the handing over of the documents to the owners.
He said this today while answering questions from the people of the state during a town hall meeting in respect to the 2015 budget held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.
“We will surely do the hand over to prospective owners by November. We will do the newspaper advertorial and it will be running continuously from now on to actualise the final preparation for the title documents. I want to let you know this that on a daily basis, I do sign about 500 Certificate of Occupancy, as we are speaking, about 50,000 have been signed and as soon as we complete everything, we will publicly do the hand over.
“My office is filled up, people that come to my office daily concerning this are many and I want to assure you that we will by next month distribute the document to the owners,” Amosun assured.
Amosun acknowledged and commended the good people of the state for the high level of understanding, support and
cooperation that his administration has enjoyed.
He stressed that his administration is not oblivious of the fact that the support and cooperation of the people over the past three and a half years have made it possible for them to attain lofty heights, adding that, the government will always allow the people to take their rightful place in the decision making process of his
“As an administration, our utmost and sincere belief is that governance should be a participatory process. The people should have a say on issues that concern them. It is for this reason that we continue to ensure that our people take their rightful position in governance. In demonstration of this, we just concluded a state-wide,
work-in-progress assessment tour to enable stakeholders undertake an on-the-spot assessment of our achievements.
“Today’s Town Hall meeting is another demonstration in that direction. The essence is to enable us to jointly define our priorities and collectively articulate our Development Agenda for the 2015 Financial Year. Let me, assure all stakeholders that we will continue to foster healthy partnership and ensure that our people are involved in the implementation of our programs.
“Knowing that in the final analysis, we are accountable to the people. It is pertinent to remind us that we all need to come together to sustain and increase the achievements of the last three and a half years. It is only when we do this that we will take our state to the desired height.
“The successes recorded in education, infrastructure, social, security and economic affairs are notable indications of the symbiotic relationship that exists between the government and the people of Ogun state,” Amosun stated.
The governor, however assured the people that his administration will remain unwavering in its commitment to the development of the state and the improvement in the living standards of its people.
Speaking earlier at the programme, the state commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mrs. Oluwande Muoyo disclosed that the present administration under the leadership of Ibikunle Amosun believes strongly participatory democracy and has always carried the people of the state along in the process of preparing the annual budget.
Among the dignitaries at theTown Hall meeting were three of the four Paramount rulers in the state who led the arrays of traditional rulers from across the State; Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Michaeal Aremu Adedotun Gbadebo, Akarigbo and the Paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Michael Sonariwo and the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle.
Others are religious leaders, market men and women, artisans, various groups, Community Development Associations, CDA’s, students groups, members of the Nigeria Youth Service Corps, NYSC, serving in the state, Physically challenge body and other stakeholders.