Get the complete project »
- The Complete Research Material is averagely 65 pages long and it is in MS Word Format, it has 1-5 Chapters.
- Major Attributes are Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract.
- Study Level: BTech, BSc, BEng, BA, HND, ND or NCE.
- Full Access Fee: ₦4,000
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Land use regulations and controls are used to restrict the rights of private land holders in the use of land. The regulations are used to protect public interest in the use of private land. The regulations stem from the need to provide public amenities, to increase the efficiency of land-use, to limit urban sprawl and unnecessary encroachment on agricultural land, and to achieve economies of scale and least-cost production of public services (Courtney, 1983). The regulations are also used to ensure the availability of land to all groups, and to ensure that the benefits of development go to the community as a whole.
Today, if you buy land in Nigeria and you do not have the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) from thegovernment, it is not yours, all you have is a lease, that is, you never have a freehold. You cannot even haveaccess to any loan or do anything tangible if you do not have fund of your own, not even the National HousingFund which was set up by the government to render such assistance. Yet the Certificate of Occupancy is evenmore difficult than getting the land itself. All efforts by some State Governments especially the Lagos Stategovernment to ease the procedure and collection have been described as mere gimmicks. We have heard seriesof cases where Governors wield their powers to revoke legally acquired rights of occupancy in the interest of thepublic, whereas it was obvious that they were done on political reasons especially against oppositions. Theformer President of the federation who was the author of the Act when it was promulgated during his firstmilitary administration had to reassure Nigerians on 26th of September 2001 in Abuja that “no government ownsland” and that “land belongs to the people”. This statement was made when he was condemning the excesses ofthe Governors. As stated above, since it is a known philosophy that laws are made by men for men and areoperated, implemented and enforced by human beings through various legal institutions, our concern is how theAct has affected sustainable housing development schemes in Nigeria.
Several controversies that were created by the Act have been well documented in different reactions and
write-ups (Mabogunje (2007; 2011) and Aluko (2007; 2009; 2010) dealtexcessively on the gory state of affairs about the housing situations in Nigeria ingeneral and how it could be sustained. In this research study, we try to examine the effects that the LandUse Act has had on sustainable housing provision in Nigeria. Since one of the major areas of the Act is tocontrol future uses and open new land for the needs of Nigeria’s growing population especially in urban areas,yet there is still the outcry of the people to affordable housing provision. In Lagos State for example, the municipalities (localgovernments) have no say in the issue of Certificate of Occupancy as all lands in the State has been declaredurban and are all under the control of the governor.Whereas in the commencement of the Land Use Act 1978 No. 6 on 29th March, 1978, it was stated that “whereasit is in the public interest that the rights of all Nigerians to the land of Nigeria be asserted and preserved by law”. And that all lands comprised in the territory of each State in the Federation are hereby vested in the Governor of the Stat. The Act also provides that “all land in urban areas shall be under the control and management ofthe Governor of each State”.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The concern of the researcher in this study is not really another criticism of the Act but an in-depth evaluation of how it has achieved its aim in the mass provision of housing to the people. However the hope of the Nigerian masses lies in the Actwith the current wave of high cost of acquisition of land. It should be noted that one of the cogentreasons why the Act came into existence was because of the nature of trusteeship of land in the past. It wasdifficult for anyone to get access to land. It is important for the researcher to examine if the Act has made it easy for Nigerians to get land for housing development. Ownership of a house starts from the acquisition of a piece of land. That is to say the intending house ownermust first of all have access to land. In urban areas access to land is not quite easy and that is why one of theobjectives of the Land Use Act is to ensure that land is made available promptly to all those who need it in theinterest of the economy. Having regards to the fact that housing is one of the best indicators of a person’s standard of living and of hisplace in the society, it also serves as a place in which man seeks shelter, comfort, security and dignity amongother things, it is important to examine the effect of Land use Act of sustainable housing development in Nigeria.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The following are the objectives of this study:
- To examine the effect of land use acts on sustainable housing development in Nigeria.
- To investigate the influence of land use act on ease of land access by Nigerians.
- To identify the factors limiting sustainable housing development in Nigeria.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
- What is the effect of land use acts on sustainable housing development in Nigeria?
- What is the influence of land use act on ease of land access by Nigerians?
- What are the factors limiting sustainable housing development in Nigeria?
HO: Land use act has no significant effect on sustainable housing development in Nigeria
HA: Land use act has significant effect on sustainable housing development in Nigeria
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The following are the significance of this study:
- Findings from this study will educate the general public, government, students on the state of housing development in Nigeria and also enlighten them on land use act and its impact on sustainable housing development in Nigeria.
- This research will also serve as a resource base to other scholars and researchers interested in carrying out further research in this field subsequently, if applied, it will go to an extent to provide new explanation to the topic.
1.7 SCOPE/LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
This study on the effect of land use act on sustainable housing development in Nigeria will cover all the existing housing development and schemes by government and how the land use act has affected the ownership of land for housing development.
LIMITATION OF STUDY
Financial constraint- Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire and interview).
Time constraint- The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic w
ork. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted for the research work.
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS
Housing: houses and flats considered collectively.
Land: the part of the earth's surface that is not covered by water.
Development: an event constituting a new stage in a changing situation.
Aluko, Ola. (2007). Renal Sub-sector and Housing Delivery System in Nigeria a paper presented at the NationalWorkshop on Private Sector Driven Housing Delivery; Issues, Constraints, Challenges and Prospects organizedby University of Lagos, Department of Estate Management in collaboration with Real Estate DevelopersAssociation of Nigeria (REDAN), at Main Auditorium, University of Lagos, between (July 30-31).
Aluko, Ola. (2009). The role of the professionals in the built environment, in Aluko, Ola Editor (Eds.),Introductory Course in Environmental Sciences. Ibadan: Kins.
Aluko, Ola. (2010). Housing Provision and Development in Nigeria: The Dashed Hope of the poor, paperpresented at the National Conference and Exhibition on Challenges of Sheller and Environment for Nigeria inthe coming Decades (CEENACON) organized by College of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, ImoState University, Owerri (April 6-9).
Courtney, N. (1983). Cases and Materials on Nigerian Land Law (pp. 1 - 49). Mabochi Books.
Mabogunje A. L. (2007). Developing Mega Cities in Developing Countries, being text of a lecture delivered at aColloquim organized by the 2007 Graduating Class, Department of Geography, University of Lagos onWednesday (September 12).
Mabogunje, Akin L. (2011).Promoting Good Governance: What Can We, The People, Do? Paper presented at4th Anniversary Public Lecture of the splash 105.5 FM, Ibadan on Friday (July 8).
Share a Comment
You can find more project topics easily, just search
SIMILAR URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING FINAL YEAR PROJECT RESEARCH TOPICS
» CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Flood is the overflow of water into an environment that is normally dry thereby causing inundatio...Continue Reading »
42 pages | 94 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
» CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Shortage of adequate housing virtually abounds in every country, particularly in the developing and...Continue Reading »
17 pages | 816 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
3. MANAGING THE PROCESS OF RELOCATION AND RESETTLEMENT OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN URBAN AREAS: THE CASE OF ORLU IMO STATE» Abstract Nearly every industrializing country has faced the overwhelming demands for housing, employment, urban services and the problems of prolifera...Continue Reading »
55 pages | 221 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
» CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Solid waste management has become a global problem especially in developing countries of the worl...Continue Reading »
91 pages | 691 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
5. EVALUATION OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF IDHEZE COMMUNITY IN ISOKO-SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA DELTA STATE» ABSTRACT Generally, development has always being to the favour of the urban Areas, thus creating disparities between the Urban and Rural Area, which i...Continue Reading »
52 pages | 426 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
6. THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF JACANRANDA POTTERY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN CHIKUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE.» ABSTRACT This research work is focused on the development and promotion of JacarandaPottery for sustainabletourism in ChikunLocal Government of Kaduna...Continue Reading »
52 pages | 193 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
7. ASSESSMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN IKOT ABASI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA (A CASE STUDY OF EDEMAYA CLAN, IKOT ABASI)» ABSTRACT Rural development is aimed at improving and expanding physical facilities towards enhancing the quality of life and standard of living of the...Continue Reading »
52 pages | 204 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
» CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The property market is a major receptacle of foreign direct investment and the extent of its deve...Continue Reading »
64 pages | 187 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
» CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Housing, literally is defined as buildings or other shelters in which people live, a place to liv...Continue Reading »
62 pages | 230 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
10. FACTORS INFLUENCING MAIZE PRODUCTION AMONG SMALL SCALE FARMERS IN KENYA, A CASEOF BUNGOMA CENTRAL SUB COUNTY» ABSTRACT The purpose for this study was to investigate factors influencing maize production among small scale farmers of Bungoma Central Sub County, K...Continue Reading »
52 pages | 194 hits | Source: URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING