The Ogun State government has extended the deadlines for the collection and submission of forms for the Homeowners Charter Initiative till March 31.
The decision, followed appeal by residents during governor Ibikunle Amosun’s tour of the designated centres, to extend the deadline to enable more house owners benefit from the scheme which was originally scheduled to close on Friday, February 28.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Yusuph Olaniyonu said in a statement that with the extension, people now have additional one month to collect forms and submit them.
This, he said is to enable people benefit from the opportunity which allows property owners in the state to get Building Plan Approval and Certificate of Occupancy at discounted rate.
Olaniyonu stated that apart from being a direct response to the requests by the people, the new deadline will enable the officials in charge of the programme enough time to attend to the huge crowd witnessed at the various centres.
He added that government has directed that the number of centres should be increased while submission hours are to be extended for the rest of the period of the initiative.
The government commended the residents, who have since been trooping out to embrace the Homeowners Charter programme, for the confidence they reposed in the Amosun administration as it pursues with zeal the Mission to Rebuild Ogun State.
“As promised by Governor Ibikunle Amosun when he toured the centres, government has put in place all necessary facilities and manpower support needed to process on time the thousands of expected applications by residents”, adding that inspection of sites has commenced.
He described the initiative as a people-oriented programme through which the Amosun administration is determined to passionately improve the standard of living of the people by empowering them with legal documents on their property while also assessing the infrastructural needs of the various areas of the state.