Saturday, 20 January 2018

Local News

Oyo State Government has secured an order that will facilitate the conduct of local government election in the state.

In a statement in Ibadan on Wednesday by the Commissioner for information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun quoting the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Oluwaseun Abimbola, the government stated that Order 3 of the interim injunction forbidding INEC from releasing the voters register to OYSIEC for conduct of elections into LGs and LCDAs has been discharged by the court.

The Oyo State Government has said that its efforts at turning around the education sector in the state is yielding fruitful results as Ibadan, the capital of the state, has been adopted as a learning city by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Oyo State Government has disclosed that civil servants in the State will receive their housing loans in 7 days, saying that it is also partnering the Federal Government to provide low cost housing schemes of 720 units for the people of the State to complement the recently created GRAs.
Also, the Government stated that it will not tolerate the activities of land grabbers (Omo Onile) in the State, urging the citizens to take advantage of the recently introduced electronic C of O to protect their landed property from the menace of land grabbing.
Addresing Newsmen and his counterpart from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, on Thursday, October 19, 2017, the State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Survey, Mr. Ajiboye Omodewu urged the general public to beware of touts who paraded themselves as staff of the Ministry of Land and volunteered to process the C of O for them, stating that C of O processing is now free from unnecessary bureaucracy with the introduction of the Electronic C of O.
Mr. Omodewu explained that the OYSG/FG partnership will ensure the provision of housing units along Oyo/Ibadan expressway, assuring that the low cost housing will be for the benefit of all.
He pointed out that the process for securing housing loans which was increased by Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s administration by 100% has been reduced to 1week if the interested beneficiaries fulfill all the requirements of the State Government, adding that the State Government prioritizes home ownership for the people, hence the need to make the process less cumbersome.
The Commissioner said the Scheme is created to enable home owners in Oyo State who currently have no title documents like Survey and Building plans to obtain titles with great ease and at the very affordable rate of #120 thousand, hence, any interested individuals can approach the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Housing to start the process which is just for 60 days.
He hinted that the State Government has engaged private developers to put up housing units for different categories of people in different areas of the State, noting that people should expect an influx of businesses and inew residents in Ibadan when the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is concluded.

Mr. Omodewu appealed to the general public to co-operate with Nigerian Institution of Surveyors and Estate Valuers (NIESV) for the enumeration, evaluation and categorization of properties in the State, noting that the essence of the enumeration is to generate data that will aid the sustainable developmental objectives in the State.

He also advised members of the public not to give money to any staff of the ministry or those who disguise to be agents, claiming to assist them, adding that payment should be made directly into the Government account, not to individuals.