May 2023

In Nigeria, various types of land titles exist, including Certificates of Occupancy (C of O), Deeds of Assignment, Governor’s Consent, and Registered Titles. Each title represents a different level of recognition and protection of ownership rights.

Certificate of Occupancy (C of O):A Certificate of Occupancy is the highest form of land title in Nigeria. It is issued by the relevant state government authority to signify legal ownership and the right to occupy and develop the land for a specified purpose. Obtaining a C of O involves a thorough application process, including documentation, verification, and payment of fees. The C of O provides the...

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