By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State Government, yesterday, flagged off its ‘FAST TRACK 90’ scheme to speed up the issuance of Certificate-of-Occupancy, C-of-O to property owners in the state.
Flagging off the scheme in Asaba, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa assured that the policy would enhance the ease of doing business and make it possible for property owners to obtain C of O within 90 days.
Noting that the scheme was meant to remove all the bottlenecks associated with acquiring legal titles for landed property which were disincentives to investments, he explained that with the new policy, land owners could obtain C of O with digital electronic features within a maximum of 90 days.
He said: “One of the biggest disincentives to investors anywhere in the world is the high cost and delays associated with acquiring the legal titles to landed property. In Delta State, the process of obtaining C of O has, over the years, become very arduous, unwieldy, and opaque, often resulting in unofficial payments far in excess of the approved amount.
“FastTrack 90’, an innovative policy of this administration designed to enhance ease of business in the state, has been initiated to overcome the bottlenecks associated with obtaining C of Os.”