Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has asked residents who applied to regularise the legal status of their properties under the Homeowners’ Charter programme to ignore fraudsters who request for payment in cash.
Amosun said this while receiving the new Executive Council members of Community Development Council led by Chief Isaiah Akinsowon in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, stating that the initiative is operated through the cashless policy.
The beneficiaries, he added, are expected to make payment through banks and so there is no need to pay by cash.
”We learnt that some people are asking for money in addition to the total amount they would pay at the end of the day. This should be ignored. This Homeowners scheme is purely cashless. Don’t give money to anybody’s 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. Then, you will be asked to pay through banks and not to anybody. But about 50 thousand Certificates of Occupancy and other title documents should have been treated for issuance by May 29,” Amosun said.
The governor stated that Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government involved in the scheme are working assidously to ensure that it is concluded in three months, saying that the government would soon begin to place advertisements in national dailies to fulfil the requirement of law for land ratification.
He solicited for the involvement of various Community Development Associations in government efforts in securing lives and property, noting that “nothing positive can come out of an insecured environment.”
”if you see strange movement, call the attention of security agencies. We must all the security conscious,” added.
Earlier, Akinsowon described Amosun as a developer of communities and state at large, assuring that, ”the Council and its subset will remain committed to complementing government efforts in their various localities.”