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VISION OF THE BLS

To build an effective and responsive land administration system that is driven towards creating an economically-viable future for Ogun State.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE BLS

To launch the wealth of Ogun State through effective, efficient and robust geospatially-driven GIS environment for administration and seamless availability of land for all-round prosperity.

OUR CORE VALUES:

  • Team spirit and teamwork
  • Professionalism

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF BUREAU OF LANDS AND SURVEY OGUN STATE

The Land Act of 1978 in Section 1 (2) (a-b) states that “all land comprised in the territory of each state (except land rested in solely in the governor of the state, who would hold such land trust for the people and would be responsible for the management of the state’s land resources in the best interest of the state and its citizens”.

The Bureau of Lands and Survey (BLS) was carved out of the erstwhile Bureau of Lands, Survey and Town Planning in 2004 to administer the state’s land resources as directed by the Ogun State Government, but with the ultimate goal of ensuring the systematic and orderly development of the State. This utilization and management of land resources is the focal point that has since guided the state’s land policy thrust.

The Bureau of Lands and Survey has since the inception of the administration of His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR spared nothing to ensure the attainment of these towering goals. Further to this, it has placed emphasis on the importance of paradigm shift in the way government business is conducted viz: to reduce waste in time and resources, minimize, misprocessing, promote transparency, due diligence and ensure deployment of the commonwealth of the State for developmental projects with impact on the citizens’ welfare.

STATUTORY FUNCTIONS OF THE BLS

The major functions of Bureau of Lands and Survey (BLS) are:

  1. Facilitating land acquisition and development by government and private estate developers and investors.

  1. Making land available for allocation in sufficient, large and economic units for bona-fide investors.

  1. Checking land speculation hoarding and waste-in-use.

  1. Minimizing incessant rancour and litigation over land issues.

  1. Providing a major revenue source for government through land title documentation, land allocation, ground rent etc.

  2. Determination and payment of compensation for compulsorily acquired land as provided under the land use Act.

  3. Land Surveying and production of maps.

  4. Coordination and regulation of survey activities in the state.

  5. Boundary survey and boundary conflicts resolution.

ADDRESS:
Block D, New Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta Ogun State

POSTAL ADDRESS:
P.M.B 2058, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State

PHONE:
08056699309

POLITICAL HEAD
( Vacant )

ADMINISTRATIVE HEAD
Obafemi Victor Okesade

DEPARTMENTS

Department of Administration and Supplies

Director:

Esv. Fatai ADEBOYEJO

PHONE: 08033431652

EMAIL: fataiadeboyejo@ogunstate.gov.ng

Duties

  • Processing and presentation of Certificate of Occupancy for Governor’s Signature.

  • Processing of preliminary certificate of occupancy on Private land.

  • Processing of final certificate of occupancy in respect of private land, State Government allocation/accommodation/revalidation and ratification of land holdings.

  • Processing of surrender of deemed right of occupancy.

  • Treatment of caution matters i.e. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Ground Rent Assessment and issuance of demand notices and;

  • Processing of Certificate of Occupancy “HOME OWNERS CHARTER PROGRAMME” (this is a one-off subvention programme of the State Government).

Department of Land Services

Director:

Mr. Adewale Michael ADEDEJI

PHONE: 08034982426

EMAIL: adewaleadedeji@ogunstate.gov.ng

Duties

  • Allocation of state land for individuals and corporate organizations (investors) for developmental purposes;

  • Accommodation of existing squatters (whose land got engulfed by government acquisition) thereby regularising their land holdings which are not yet committed;

  • Processing applications for Governor’s consent to assign or mortgage landed property with existing title;

  • Registration of title to all landed property in the state

  • Processing of certified true copy of document, conduct of search, expert witness etc

  • Storage of file documentations after collection of registered title in archives for future use.

Department of Planning, Research & Geographical Information System

Director:

Surv. Ebenezer Oladele EWULO

PHONE: 08033191997

EMAIL: ewulooladele@ogunstate.gov.ng

Duties

  • Computerization and automation of processes of the Bureau.

  • Digitization and Automation of processes of the Bureau.

  • Overall Supervision of the Geographical Information System workflow and Land Management System

  • Data Entry and storage

  • Data Management

  • Information retrieval and analysis.

Department of Land Management

Director:

Mr. Adewale Michael ADEDEJI

Phone No: 08034982426

Email: adewaleadedeji@ogunstate.gov.ng

Duties

  • Allocation of state land for individuals and corporate organizations (investors) for developmental purposes;

  • Accommodation of existing squatters (whose land got engulfed by government acquisition) thereby regularising their land holdings which are not yet committed;

  • Processing applications for Governor’s consent to assign or mortgage landed property with existing title;

  • Registration of title to all landed property in the state

  • Processing of certified true copy of document, conduct of search, expert witness etc

  • Storage of file documentations after collection of registered title in archives for future use.

Department of Finance and Accounts

Director:

Mr. Akanni Usman OJELABI

PHONE: 08024155567

EMAIL: akanniusman@ogunstate.gov.ng

Duties

  • Ensuring compliance with financial instructions and accounting codes by all staff under in the Bureau.

  • Ensuring the existence of an effective audit query unit to promptly deal with all queries from internal audit unit, inspectorate department, office of the Auditor-General and public Accounts committee and other such bodies. Ensuring timely preparation of final accounts/financial statements.

  • Ensuring compliance with financial instructions and accounting codes by all staff.

  • Ensuring the existence of an effective audit

  • Query and to promptly deal with all queries, from internal audit unit, inspectorate department, Office of the Auditor-General and Public Accounts Committee and other such bodies.

  • Ensuring timely preparation of Final Accounts/Financial Statement.

OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR-GENERAL

SURVEYOR-GENERAL:

Surv (Dr.) Olatunde Ken-Salem ONOSOSEN

Phone No: 08033477187

Email: onososenken@ogunstate.gov.ng

Duties

  • Production of maps for communities, local and state government.

  • Survey of all Government allocation, coordination of all Survey acts being supervised by the Surveyor-General.

  • Carrying out survey field inspections for applicants for certificates of occupancy on privately acquired lands;

  • Coordination of State, National and International boundaries.

  • Land surveying and production of maps, coordination and regulation of survey activities in the state and boundary survey.

  • Identify land for acquiring for the State Government and Boundary conflicts resolution.

  • Keeps record of all survey documents in the state, including the survey record copy by registered Private practicing surveyors recognized by Nigeria Institute of Surveyors.

  • Investigation through charting of all kinds of surveys in order to determine the genuineness and status of such land;

  • Preparation, execution and safe keeping of government surveys and maps;

  • Checking of coordinates, issuance of beacons numbers, printing of government surveys and maps;

  • Preparation of notice of acquisition and;

  • Delineation of intra-state and inter-state boundaries

Department of Lands Title Ratification

Director:

Mr. Adewale Michael ADEDEJI

08034982426
Email: adewaleadedeji@ogunstate.gov.ng

Duties

  • Processing various applications for residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural uses whose land has been confirmed to be within government acquisitions but not yet committed. Such squatters purchase their landholdings after government acquisition thereby regularising their land holdings which are not yet committed.

OTHER INFORMATION

CURRENT PROGRAMS

  1. Home Owners Programme
  2. Automation of Processes
  3. Interaction with Web GIS
  4. Online Search

ONGOING PROJECT(S)

  1. Home Owners Programme
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