This is the third blog publication on the above topic on Certificate of Occupancy. When the specified steps in our second publication have been taken, a letter of confirmation is issued to the applicant who wants the “C of O” with a plot and block number and the Scheme Officer processing the application signs off on the file and forwards the files to the Executive Secretary of LUAC. This takes a period of five days.
After this, the Surveyor General provides Scheme Officer with digitized survey which is processed for two days. The Executive Secretary LUAC approves processing and signs letter of allocation. He signs off on the file and sends the file to the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Lands. He or she then vets the entire file and sends it with a covering memo to the Permanent Secretary Lands Bureau. However, if the file has a query, the message is relayed back by notification. This process takes two days also.
We are edging closer to concluding how you can get your “C of O”. In our next publication which concludes the string of our publications on the Certificate of Occupancy, we will be looking in the role of the permanent secretary and the governor on this topic. If you are in need of guidance on how to buy or rent a reliable property in Lagos and Abuja, please do not hesitate to contact us at South and Sttes Properties Limited.