APPRAISING LAND ACCESSIBILITY UNDER LAND USE ACT (L.U.A.)

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APPRAISING LAND ACCESSIBILITY UNDER LAND USE ACT (L.U.A.)  (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)

 

 

ABSTRACT

This study appraised land accessibility under the Land Use Act. The case study area for this research has been Lagos state with special attention paid to the following local government areas in the state, namely: Lagos-Island local government, Apapa local government, Mushin Local Government, and Ikeja local government.

A total of 80 questionnaires were administered with 20 being given to each local government and a total of 65 questionnaires were retrieved. The procedure for simple random selection goes thus: A list of 80 potential respondents’ in Lagos metropolis was drawn from the above four mentioned local government areas, which have the knowledge concerning land accessibility and judgemental sampling technique was used to select the final sample for the study, i.e. the division of the population of a given area in the state into four (4) major local government areas. Simple random selection was done to determine the exact respondents that will form the above average respondents for the study.

The data analysis and interpretation were used to highlight how the Land Use Act has affected access to development of land within the study area.

The recommendations and the concluding remarks emphasized the need for an enabling land instruments to administer land and make it readily available to the poor people in the society.

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background to the study

One problematic issue in Nigeria now is having access to urban land, especially housing, commercial, industrial, recreational, and other urban development projects like infrastructural and social amenities. Because of this chronic shortage of urban land, prices have shot up incredibly, leaving most urban residents in fear that they might never be able to have their own house. Some who manage to secure urban land especially through land-owning families pay for such land twice or thrice, depending on how many floors they want to build. This has become the practice in many parts of Lagos. This shows that the demand for land in Lagos metropolis is extremely competitive.

Since the urban land is not easily accessible in the city, land thugs are having a field day grabbing land belonging to other people. Land owners too are not immune to the temptation of selling the same land to many buyers and even invading government land. This has made buying land in Lagos a very risky endeavour especially when the buyer fails to engage the services of professionals in handling the land transaction. The failure to engage the services of professionals is probably due to lack of fund or ignorance.

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