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Land Use Act 1978.

Country/Territory
Nigeria
Document type
Legislation
Date
1978 (2013)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to vest all land comprised in the territory of each State (except land vested in the Federal Government or its agencies) solely in the Governor of the State, who would hold such land in trust for the people and would henceforth be responsible for allocation of land in all urban areas to individuals resident in the State and to organisations for residential, agricultural, commercial and other purposes while similar powers with respect to non-urban areas are conferred on Local Governments.
Subject
Land & soil
Keyword
Basic legislation Land tenure Public land Expropriation Land reform Transfer Agricultural land Urban land Traditional rights/customary rights
Geographical area
Africa, Western Africa
Abstract

This Act vests all land comprised in the territory of each State in the Federation in the Governor of that State and requires that such land shall be held in trust and administered for the use and common benefit of all Nigerians in accordance with the provisions of this Act. In each State a Land Use and Allocation Committee shall be established. Such committee shall be responsible for advising the Governor on land management and resettlement issues. The Governor may declare urban areas and land

Full text
English
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