The Plateau State Government has disclosed that Civil Servants in the state have been given opportunity to acquire Certificates of Occupancy, (CofO), for their houses and land courtesy of the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning.
The Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning in the state, Barrister Festus Fuanter, stated this on Friday while speaking to newsmen in Jos, the state capital.
According to him, “The idea entails that Civil Servants in the state and local government service who own houses in Jos, and other parts of the state can come forward and submit their applications for Certificates of Occupancy in the Ministry while the cost for processing will be spread on their salaries and paid installmentally over time.
This, he said was in addition to 50% reduction granted by the Governor of the state, Mr. Simon Lalong, during the critical Stakeholders Meeting recently organized by the Ministry of lands.
Fuanter however implored all Civil Servants in the State to take advantage of the package to acquire the much needed title documents which according to him is of great value that can be used for economic transactions in the future especially at retirement.
He said: “This special package is also applicable to Corporate organizations as well as federal
government establishments in the state. To benefit from such package, organizations are expected to forward the names of their staff who are desirous of such title documents who would therefore be contacted by the Ministry for the details of the location of such houses and land.
The Commissioner therefore assured that a task force will soon be inaugurated with a view to contacting all corporate organizations and individuals to pay their ground rents and other charges.