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Obiano deepens ease of doing business, reduces land registration stress

More states are now making issues relating to access to land for investors very simple to attract genuine developers.

A clear pointer to this is the recent move by the Anambra State Government, in conjunction with the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform, to start a systematic land titling and registration in the state.

The first shot was fired by the Lagos State government when it rushed the processing and signing into law, the bill that degraded issues relating to ‘Omoniles’ in land dealings in the state. Only last week, the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun also signed into law, a new law easing the process of registering land in the state.

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On the latest development in Anambra State, government said this will make the process of land registration and the acquisition of Certificates of Occupancy easy.

In a statement, government said the PTCLR and the state government had agreed to work together to adopt the new land titling and registration process as against the old sporadic system that was cumbersome, less transparent, slow and expensive.

The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who is the chairman of the committee, was quoted to have said that the programme would transform the lives of residents of the state.

Okeke added that it would create opportunities for empowerment through the acquisition of land titles as collateral for loans.

The Chairman, PTCLR, Prof. Peter Adeniyi, was also quoted to have said that proper land titling and registration would help the government to know its land resources and taxable property.

“Systematic land titling and registration is a process by which rights to land in a particular area are ascertained and documented in an official register of land titles. It is a process initiated by the government for the purpose of knowing who owns what and where, and subsequently issuing a title in respect of the land”.

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