The Oyo State Government has said that it will commence enumeration of lands and buildings in the State from July 24, 2017, saying that the exercise is to ensure an increase in socio-economic benefits for the people of the state.
This was stated on Wednesday in Ibadan by the State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Survey, Mr. Ajiboye Omodewu, while featuring on a live Breakfast TV Show titled AM 120 on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS).
Mr. Omodewu disclosed that the exercise will be carried out by members of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Oyo State Branch, pointing out that the enumerators are expected to inspect and carry-out survey exercise of the owners/occupants of the properties without collecting money from any individual.
The commissioner said, “Oyo State Government is embarking on the enumeration of lands and buildings in the state with a view to building a data bank of the state’s landed property for the ultimate purpose of planning. This programme is in tandem with the just received Master plan for Ibadan City. The enumeration will start on Monday July 25, 2017 and the government uses this medium to appeal to the general public to cooperate with the enumerators. No fee is to be paid to the enumerators.
“The exercise is for data-gathering and building up of data bank of Oyo State lands and building with the ultimate purpose of planning and will consequently lead to the rise of more socio-economic benefits for the people of the state such as provision of portable water, drainages, good roads, streets lights, schools, peace and security. We have engaged the services of members of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers to carry out the enumeration exercise and they will be issued letters of introduction as a proof of identification,” he said.
Omodewu appealed to the residents of the state to cooperate with the enumerators and allow them to survey, inspect and obtain necessary information useful for the exercise, noting that enumerators are expected to carry out their assignment without causing hardship for anyone.