MINISTRY OF LANDS AND SURVEY

About the 'MINISTRY OF LANDS AND SURVEY'

The Ministry is in charge of Surveying, mapping and regulation of all survey activities in the state.

Acquisition and allocation of state lands to individuals and businesses for all-purpose.

Issuance of certificates of occupancy for all purposes.

Registration and keeping records of all registered land titles in the state.

Processing of applications for the grant of governors consent to the transfer of statutory rights of

Occupancy in land.

Assessment and demand for the payment of all land charges to the Rivers State Government ground rent.

Granting and renewal of temporary occupation licenses (T.O.L) over marginal state lands.

The valuation of all landed properties for all government projects including compensation valuation for land acquisition for all MDA and purposes

Processing of applications for the registration of titles to land subject to solid minerals extraction, Oil Mining Leases (OML), Oil Pipeline Licenses (OPL), Permit to Survey (PTS), etc.

General management and control of interest in all urban lands in the state on behalf of the Governor

Vision

Our vision is to give proactive professional advice to the Rivers State Government as well as initiating policies and laws that ensure efficient, transparent and sustainable land management for optimal service delivery.

Mission

To employ international best practices, appropriate and affordable technology to simplify work procedures, without yoking the citizenry. We aspire to meet customer satisfaction with a view to being a credit to the government we serve and becoming the highest revenue generating ministry in Rivers state.

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