The land use Decree No. 6 of 1978 otherwise popularly called Land Use Act was promulgated on 29th March, 1978, the effective date of the commencement of its operation in Nigeria. It is a statutory approach or device used by the federal government to consolidate and harmonize the diverse tenures prevalent in the country before the promulgation. It aims at ensuring the protection of the rights of all Nigerians to enable them to provide for the sustenance of themselves and their families.
It abolished the age long tradition of private ownership of land in the south and introduced a uniform system of land tenure through out the country.
Land tenure under this dispensation means that; one can not have an interest in land beyond the terms granted to him by the statute (usually 99 years) and such interest is renewable on expiration.
The act vests all land comprised in the territory of each state (except land vested in the Federal Government for its agencies) solely in the hands of the military governors of the state who would hold such land in true for the people.
Finally, the promulgation of this Act was as a result of two main factors;
Firstly, was the diversity of customary laws on land tenure and difficulty in applying the various customs of the different peoples.
The second factor was the rampant practice in southern Nigeria with regards to fraudulent sales of land. The same land would be sold to different persons at the same time giving rise to so many litigations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
1.1 Background of Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Aims and Objectives of the Study
1.4 Scope of the Study
1.5 Limitation of the Study
1.6 Significance of the Study
2.0 Literature Review
2.1 Highlights of Land Use Act, No. 6. of 1978
2.2 The Land Tenure law of Northern Nigerian, 1962
2.3 The Effects of Land Use Act on Naluation Practice
2.4 The Roles of Valuers as Put Forward in Land Use Act, 1978
2.5 Effects of Zoning land and Buildings
2.6 Compensation for Valuation
2.6.1 General Basis of Compensation Assessment Under the Land Use Act
2.6.2 Disturbance Compensation
2.6.3 Under Compensation
2.7 Valuation for Compensation
3.0 Research Methodology
3.1 Source of Data
3.2 Methods of Investigation/Instruments of Data Collection
3.3 Research Approach
3.4 Basis of the Research Study
3.6 Sample Strength
3.7 Development of Questionnaires
4.0 Presentation and Analysis of Data
4.1 Distribution of Real Property Ownership in Enugu Urban
4.2 Data on Population Figure within Enugu Urban, 1998 – 2005
4.3 Presentation of Data on the Distribution of Questionnaire
4.4 Respondents Appraisal on Property Investment in Enugu Urban
5.3 Samples of Questionnaires