Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and other land title documents are security papers that should be handled with care and kept away from unauthorized persons, Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has said.
The governor spoke yesterday at the distribution of C of O and other land title documents to beneficiaries of the Home Owner Charter at the Oba’s Complex Auditorium, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Amosun, who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, urged those who have collected theirs to be mindful of how they handle the documents so that it would not fall into wrong hands.
‘’Please ensure you keep your C of O in a very safe place. I have seen cases where people will take the documents, forge the signature and promptly take them to the bank to obtain loans without the consent or knowledge of the owner,’’ he advised.
The Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, Bola Ajayi, appreciated the efforts of Community Development Associations (CDA), saying the success recorded on the implementation of the programme was a testimony to the genuineness and sincerity of the current administration in making life worth living for the people.
He appealed to the beneficiary to sensitise their neighbours about the authenticity of the programme.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr Solomon Ajayi from Ekerin Oyero in Ifo Local Government Area, lauded the governor for introducing the scheme for the people of the state. [The Nation]