Anambra State Govt Set To Embark On Massive Revocation Of Certificates Of Occupancy Of Ground Rent Defaulters 

Posted on July 22, 2022
The Anambra State Commissioner for Lands, Prof. Offornze Amucheazi, SAN, has in a brief with news men, indicated that the  State Government will commence the revocation of the Certificate of Occupancy of all land owners who fail to remit the statutory  ground rent for properties in the State.
Prof. Amucheazi noted that the 31st July deadline is coming after an earlier release by the Ministry on 5th July, 2022. The release stated the relevant sections of the Land Use Act mandating the payment of the ground rent to government.
The ground rent is an annual fee payable to government by owners of landed properties. According to him, the ground rent is a major revenue source to the State Government backed by extant laws with appropriate punishments for defaulters, including the revocation of the C of O of such properties.
— Mazi Ejimofor Opara writes Awka Anambra State. 

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