By Olasunkanmi Akoni
The Lagos State government is set to embark on the registration and perfection of title documents for house owners in government estates.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, has advised youths in the country to develop strong leadership quality that would make them not only a pride to their families but to the nation at large.
On title registration, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Land Matters, Mr. Aina Salami, said Governor Babatunde Fashola was expected to preside over a stakeholdersâ€™ meeting involving Chairmen and Secretaries of all Residents Associations of government housing estates on Thursday, at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium at the Secretariat, Alausa..
According to him, owners of houses in government estates built or being managed by the state Ministry of Housing, Lagos State Development and Property Corporation as well as the Lagos Building Investment Company Limited are expected to take advantage of the initiative.
While noting that the stakeholders meeting was designed for relevant information to be passed across to the owners of houses in government housing estate, the Special Adviser, however, emphasized that the registration and perfection of titles was aimed at assisting property owners to ensure the security of the titles and to make their assets to be enhanced .
The new policy according to Mr. Salami , is borne out of the need to ensure that the owners of houses in government housing estates have registered title documents that would confer ownership ofÂ such houses to them.
Commissioner advises youths
In another development, Bamidele advised youth to see the present socioâ€“ economic situation in the country as a challenge that would be overcome, pointing out that great nations in the world today have equally gone through similar conditions.
He urged youth not to see the nationâ€™s challenges as excuse to engage in crime or fraudulent practices that had robbed the nation of its good name, stressing that the consequences of these illicit practices are there for everyone to see today.