Departments

ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPLIES

DUTIES:

1. The Department is responsible for Managing Staff Career
2. Discipline/Establishment Matters
3. Supervision of Staff Records and general administrative Co-ordination
4. Welfare and industrial relations
5. Personnel emoluments

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPLIES

BRIEF HISTORY OF ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT
The Department plays a pivotal role in the overall administration of the Bureau. It comprises of office of Administration, Supplies and Accountabilities of the Bureau since the creation of the State in 1976 till the beginning of the 20th century. However, in 2015 the Accounts Department was carved out of the erstwhile Administrative, Supplies and Accounts by the administration of former governor, His Excellency Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to administer the State’s resources of Personnel Management, Discipline/Establishment Matters, Planning and Supervision of officers’ Records, Supplies and General Coordination/Welfare & Industrial Relations.

DUTIES:

1. The Department is responsible for Managing Staff Career
2. Discipline/Establishment Matters
3. Supervision of Staff Records and general administrative Co-ordination
4. Welfare and industrial relations
5. Personnel emoluments

LAND SERVICES

DUTIES:

Processing and Presentation of Certificate of Occupancy for Governor’s Signature.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND SERVICES

BRIEF HISTORY OF LAND SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The instrument of land administration and tenure practices in Nigeria is the Land Use Decree (LUD) of 1978, which was promulgated to unlock the nation’s wealth and promote effective land registration and active property market for productive land use. However, in 2004 the department of Lands was separated from the Ministry of Lands and Housing so as to operate as a full-fledged department under the Bureau of Lands & Survey by Otunba Gbenga Daniel-led administration. Later in 2011, the Lands Ratification Title and Lands Management were carved out of the erstwhile Lands Services Department.

The recognition of land as source of all wealth therefore demands a good land administration and land tenure system that enables social stability and sustainable economic prosperity. This department has consistently been playing these major roles since the creation of State in 1976.

Lands Services Department administers the State’s resources for Bureau of Lands and Survey in the processing of Preliminary C of O, Preparation of C of O, Surrender of Deemed of Right and Ground rent.

DUTIES:
Processing and Presentation of Certificate of Occupancy for Governor’s Signature.

PLANNING, RESEARCH, STATISTICS & GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

DUTIES:

1. Computerization and Automation of processes of the Bureau.
2. Digitization and Automation of processes of the Bureau.
3. Data Entry and storage
4. Data Management
5. Information retrieval and analysis.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, RESEARCH, STATISTICS & GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

The Department of Planning, Research, Statistics & Geographic Information System (PRS & GIS) of the Bureau of Lands and Survey (BLS) was established by the Ogun State Government on 15th July, 2008 by the administration of the former Governor, His Excellency Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

The creation of the department was borne out of the need for better understanding of the approaches of conducting database management and analysis in the Bureau.

Organising and re-organising the workflow process of the Bureau of Lands & Survey for effective qualitative service delivery by incorporating relevant advances in Science and Technology for accelerated titling/Geographic Information and retrieval of both financial and property data.

DUTIES:
1. Computerization and automation of processes of the Bureau.
2. Digitization and Automation of processes of the Bureau.
3. Data Entry and storage
4. Data Management
5. Information retrieval and analysis.
6. Bringing GIS Environment into Service Provision.

LANDS TITLE RATIFICATION

DUTIES:

1. Receiving application for land title ratification.
2. Conducting site inspection to sites under ratification application.
3. Issuance of Assessment Letter which precludes ratification.
4. Final preparation for Certificate of Occupancy.
5. Processing and presentation of Certificate of Occupancy for Government signature.
6. Implementation of land policies of the State.
7. Maximizing land resources for sustainable development of the State.
8. Effectively maximizing available land resources for development of the State.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS TITLE RATIFICATION

The Department of Ratification has been in existence since the inception of Ogun State in 1976. But in 2011, the Lands Title Ratification was carved out of the erstwhile Lands Service to become a department.

The department administers land resources for the Bureau of Lands and Survey in processing applications for the regularization of title on land within government acquisition where ratification is allowed.

DUTIES:

1. Receiving application for land title ratification.
2. Conducting site inspection to sites under ratification application.
3. Issuance of Assessment Letter which precludes ratification.
4. Final preparation for Certificate of Occupancy.
5. Processing and presentation of Certificate of Occupancy for Government signature.
6. Implementation of land policy of the State.
7. Maximizing land resources for sustainable development of the State.
8. Effectively maximizing available land resources for development of the State.

FINANCE AND ACCCOUNTS

DUTIES:

1. Ensuring compliance with financial instructions and accounting codes by all staff under in the Bureau.
2. 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.
3. Ensuring timely preparation of final accounts/financial statements.
4. Ensuring compliance with financial instructions and accounting codes by all staff.
5. Ensuring the existence of an effective audit
6. 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.
7. Ensuring timely preparation of Final Accounts/Financial Statement.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNT

The Department is responsible for the Coordination of budgets preparation, handling of all matters that relate to Finance and Accounts, payment of salaries and allowances as well as other sundry charges for recurrent and capital expenditures, records-keeping of Income and Expenditure, financial reconciliation on weekly and monthly basis, preparation of Final Accounts, and other financial tasks as may be necessary.

DUTIES:
1. Ensuring compliance with financial instructions and accounting codes by all staff under in the Bureau.
2. 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.
3. Ensuring timely preparation of final accounts/financial statements.
4. Ensuring compliance with financial instructions and accounting codes by all staff.
5. Ensuring the existence of an effective audit
6. 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.
7. Ensuring timely preparation of Final Accounts/Financial Statement.

SURVEY

DUTIES:

1. Policies are systematically developed, survey monetary, archiving and investigation of all acts of survey coordinates.
2. Production of maps for communities, local and state government.
3. The Survey Department is responsible for the survey of all Government allocation, Coordination of all Survey acts being supervised by the Surveyor-General.
4. Coordination of State, National and International boundaries.
5. Land Surveying and Production of Maps, Coordination and Regulation of Survey activities in the State and Boundary Survey.
6. Identify land for acquiring for the State Government and Boundary conflicts resolution.
7. The department also 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.

BRIEF HISTORY OF SURVEY DEPARTMENT

The recognition of land as the source of all wealth demands a good land administration and land tenure system for social stability and sustainable economic growth and the department plays major role since the creation of the State from 1976.

There are four (4) sections within the Survey Department:
i. Cadastral and Engineering section
ii. Boundary, control, computing and GIS section
iii. Map reproduction/Cartographic section
iv. Mapping and Agriculture section

DUTIES:
1. Policies are systematically developed, survey monitoring, archiving and investigation of all acts of survey coordinates.
2. Production of maps for communities, local and state government.
3. The Survey Department is responsible for the survey of all Government allocation, Coordination of all Survey acts being supervised by the Surveyor-General.
4. Coordination of State, National and International boundaries.
5. Land Surveying and Production of Maps, Coordination and Regulation of Survey activities in the State and Boundary Survey.
6. Identify land for acquiring for the State Government and Boundary conflicts resolution.
7. The department also 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.

LANDS MANAGEMENT

DUTIES:

1. Processing of Application for Land Allocation within various Government Schemes.
2. Processing of Applications for Governor's Consent i.e. consent to assign mortgage and sublease.

BRIEF HISTORY OF LANDS MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

In 2011, the Lands Management was carved out of the erstwhile Lands Services Department to become a full department by HE Otunba Gbenga Daniel-led administration. The Department administers the State’s resources for the Bureau in the following aspects: Promotion and management of Government sites and services schemes, Land allocation at various existing and new schemes in the State to qualified applicants.

The Department is also responsible for management of all existing schemes, management of government leases, processing and approval of requests for Public-Private sector, joint venture estate development, regulation of private estate development especially within government acquisition, Acquiring land for the State Government, determination and payment of compensation for compulsorily-acquired land as provided under the Land Use Act and computation of demand notice.

DUTIES:
1. Processing of Application for Land Allocation within various Government Schemes.
2. Processing of Applications for Governor's Consent i.e. consent to assign mortgage and sublease.
3. Effective managemant of Government land in the state.
4. Dispute resolution between Government and parties on land issue, particularly in Government Schemes/land assets.
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