This land document shows the boundary measurement of a parcel of land to give an accurate measurement and description of the property. It reveals the true ownership status in any property transactions, it also helps to reveal if such land is not under any government acquired or committed lands/areas.
An excised land is a land that has been
released by the government to the indigenes of the area who originally owned
the land before the government acquired it. This means that
the land is no longer under government acquisition and processing of
C of O (Certificate of Occupancy) is possible.
A gazette will show the communities or villages
that have been granted excision and the number of acres or hectares of land that
the government has given to them. … A Gazette is a very powerful
instrument the community owns and can replace a Certificate of Occupancy to
grant title to the Villagers.