In our third publication on the processing of the “C of O”, we have discussed the process up to the table of the Permanent Secretary Lands Bureau. In this fourth and final publication about it, we will continue from where we stopped in the third publication.
When the Permanent Secretary is done, he signs off the memo and sends the file to State Governor who approves and signs the Certificate of Occupancy. These two processes take a period of four days and should the file have a query, message is relayed back by notification. Upon approval and signing of the Certificate of Occupancy by His Excellency, He signs off and sends it to the Deputy Registrar of Titles for further processing. The Deputy Registrar processes the file further, signs off and sends it to Registrar of Titles for final registration.
The Registrar of Titles then registers the Certificate of Occupancy, signs off and request for its printing. These processes take a total of five days. Altogether, the entire process will take a period of 21 days. It is worthy of note that in these 21 days, the application is advertised to attract objection or no objections before it is processed.
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