Commissioner for lands and strategy in Imo, Enyinna Onuegbu has assured transparency in lands business in Imo.
This is even as he described Uzodinma’s emergence as Imo Governor as an end to the allocation of lands to cronies and kit and kins.
To ensure equity and fairness in land allocations in Imo, the Honourable Commissioner for Lands, Survey, and Physical planning, Barr. Enyninaya Onuegbu has introduced a system embedded with transparency in land administration.
He stated this while addressing newsmen in his office at Wetheral Road, Owerri, recently.
Onuegbu who is known for his astuteness in the business noted that the government has a duty to ensure that when allocating public lands, the process should be transparent so that everyone interested should subscribe instead of allocating government lands to cronies or relatives.
The honorable commissioner said, there is now a fast process of approving the application for certified true copy and searches adding that with the process, People’s confidence has been restored.
The performing commissioner said the ministry has reduced the incidence of complaints about corruption in the system by verifying payment made to the Board of Internal Revenue BIR. According to him, there will be new letters of allocation with security features and a new certificate of occupancy Cof O with security features to avoid the issuing of documents from different areas of the state.
Chief Onuegbu (Ebekuo) has also expressed his interest in introducing complete computerization of the ministry’s operations to ensure transparency and restore public confidence in the system. According to him, the process of automating the system is ongoing and will be ready soon.
“To curb the incidence of fake CofOs, duplication of C of Os and duplication of titles to public lands, there will be re-certification of title documents ” he noted.
Commissioner noted further that his team has increased the capacity of the ministry to raise revenue for the government.