Landlords and landladies in Delta state have been advised to update their title documents to the new technology in order to remove all bottlenecks associated with acquiring legal titles for landed property.
Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, while speaking at a recent public function, stated that government in the state has invalidated all existing Certificates- of-Occupancy with the commissioning of a new ICT Centre for generating online title documents.
Represented by Kingsley Otuaro, the deputy governor, Okowa further explained that the digitized C-of-O, which is expected to enhance security and businesses in the state can be generated online and in real time.
His words: “Following the new development, landlords have been advised to update their title documents to the new technology, in order to remove all inherent bottlenecks associated with acquiring legal titles for landed property”.
Metro check revealed that the oil rich Delta state is one of the states in Nigeria with the highest revenue. But, unfortunately, there has been no proper demarcation of landed property in most parts of the state which is why the government has come up with the initiative.
However, the governor said that the advice is in line with the government’s smart agenda, geared towards job and wealth creation.
The state launched the ‘Fast Track 90’ policy where land owners could obtain a C-of-O with electronic features within a maximum of 90 days.