Property Regularisation: Amosun Cautions Residents Against Fraudsters

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Governor  Ibikunle Amosun
of Ogun State has cautioned residents of the State who applied to regularise legal status of their properties under the Homeowners’ Charter programme to ignore any request for cash payment.
Amosun spoke in Abeokuta recently while receiving the new Executive Council members of the state Community Development Council (CDC) who paid him a courtesy call.
He said the call became necessary following discovery that some fraudsters had begun to request unsuspecting members of the public to effect payment in cash.
“The initiative is operated through the cashless policy; beneficiaries are expected to make payment through banks and so there is no need to pay in cash.
“We learnt that some people are asking for cash payment; they should be ignored because the Homeowners Scheme is purely cashless,’’ he said.
“Do not give money to people requesting for cash because they are not our officials but fraudsters.
“Our officials wear uniform and tags; there are different kinds of houses but you will know the amount to pay as time goes on.’’
The governor gave the assurance that about 50, 000 Certificates of Occupancy and other title documents would be ready for issuance by May 29.
He added that the government would soon start placing advertisements in national newspapers to fulfil the requirement of the law for land ratification.
Amosun urged various community development associations in the state to work with the government in its rebuilding agenda.