At the end of 2021, the Department of Development Planning issued a notice regarding the temporary halt on the issuance of Certificates of Occupation and Temporary Occupation due to concerns of irregular issuances.

Stakeholder Letter – Certificates of Occupation

On 29 December 2021, the MMC for Development Planning, Cllr Belinda Echeozonjoku, lifted the temporary halt on the issuance of certificates of occupancy (CoO) and temporary occupation, with effect from Monday, 3 January 2022, as she was satisfied with the corrective measures put in place by the department, which will prevent fraudulent CoOs from being issued.

Reinstatement of OCs – 29 December 2021