By FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI—Delta State Government has reminded land occupiers of their obligation to pay annual ground rent, expected to be paid on the first working day of January each year.
State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Mr. Patrick Ferife, in a statement, yesterday said: “Defaulters are advised to pay up and submit receipts of payment to the Head Office, Asaba or any of its field offices across the state.
“Government allottees and private land owners with Certificate of Occupancy, and other land users are advised to pay up within 30 days or risk having their C of O revoked or premises sealed by government.
“A task force on ground rents collections has been constituted to visit special property such as hotels, filling stations, factories, estates, to ensure compliance with this directive,” he added.