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International Journal of Science and Technology


Land Reform as a Developmental Strategy: Consequences of the 1978 Land Nationalisation

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Author Chubado, M
On Pages 111-117
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 6
Issue Date June 01, 2014
Publishing Date June 01, 2014
Keywords Land Reform, Developmental, Strategy


Abstract

This paper identified critical and priority land issues in the country, goes to evaluate how these issues were addressed as developmental strategy and poverty alleviation strategy as contained in the land reform agenda. The paper evaluated land tenure system in Nigeria from the colonial era to the promulgation of the Land Use Act of 1978. The various factors that militated against the success of the Act and consequently led to the need for land reform is presented and discussed as developmental strategy and poverty alleviation strategy as contained in the land reform agenda. The issues discussed include the need for land reform, developmental strategies, reform evolution, obstacles and challenges of the land reform. Other issues are the changing institutional structures governing manís relation with land, intervention in the prevailing pattern of land ownership, control and usage in order to change the structure of holding, improve land productivity and broaden the distribution of benefits. In Nigeria the productive use of land for National development has suffered a lot of setback. The case had been marginalization; dislocation and fragmentation of small agricultural holdings leading to increased insecurely of land tenure.

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