12 September 2020 by Josiah Buzun
The Plateau State Government has expressed its commitment towards making land processes easy in the State.
The State Commissioner for land, Survey and Town Planning, Mr Yakubu Dati stated this at the unveiling of the publication on schedule of fees held in Jos.
Dati said the agony of abandoned applications, stretching several years is been replaced with a new dawn of issuance of processed land titles few weeks after application.
He said despite the effect of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the Ministry had generated over one hundred and fifty-five million naira between January and August this year with four hundred and fifty-five Certificates of Occupancy and five hundred and eighty-one Rights of Occupancy along with several title deeds.
The Commissioner said, following the return of peace under the present administration, towns and villages are urbanizing at an incredible pace and in many cases with unplanned settlements that poses enormous challenges.
Dati said three bills are before the Plateau State House of Assembly in an effort to strengthen land administration.
In an address, the Director of lands in the Ministry, Mr Solomon Hoomlong explained that the booklet, would shade more light on land issues