Citizens’ Satisfaction on Land Titling Policy and Regularization in Ogun State, Nigeria
Land title is the designation of an official certificate indicating the name of the individual in whom such ownership is vested. Thus any illegal acquisition of land lacks legal status, then land title regularization will be necessary. When designing and implementing land regularization, the citizen’s opinion is not usually taken into consideration. This study fills this gap by taking statistically representative samples of the opinion of home owners in Ogun State, Nigeria on their level of satisfaction with the latest land regularization policy of Ogun State government. We adopted a purposive sample technique, and we administered a Questionnaire survey to property owners in the study area. Data gathered were analyzed using descriptive method of statistics and the level of satisfaction of the respondents was evaluated based on relevant criteria adopting a 4 point Likert scale. We found that that none of the respondents acquired their through a formal source and none of the have the statutory certificate of occupancy for their land. We also measured the level of satisfaction of the respondents and we found that the property owners dissatisfied with the extent of high-handedness of the staff of the regularization agency and the level of transparency of the scheme. It was also found that home owners mostly dissatisfied with the amount paid for the application and the procedure for processing title documents. It is very important for the government to address dissatisfaction of the citizens with the scheme and to subsequently include sampling opinion of citizen’s level of satisfaction as an integral part of land regularization policies.
Agunbiade M E, Rajabifard A and Bennett R (2011) Land Administration for Housing Production: Drivers, Concepts and Analytic Tools, TS05B- Developments in Land Administration FIG Working Week, Bridging the Gap between Cultures Marrakects, Morocco
Ali M.H and Sulaiman M.S (2006) The Causes and Consequences of the Informal Settlements in Zanzibar. TS35-Informal Settlements: Policy, Land Use and Tenure, Shaping the change XX III FIG Congress Munich, Germany.
Amin, Nurul (1997). Formal and informal sector paradigm. Urban Development Dialogue, 6.
Armstrong, A. (1987). Master plans for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Habitat International, 11(2): 133–145.
Besley T and Burgess R (1998) Land Reform, Poverty Reduction and Growth: Evidence from India. The Development Economics Discussion Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International centers for Economic and Related disciplines, London School of Economic, London
Central Bank of Nigeria (2014) Monthly average exchange rate of the Naira (Naira per unit of currency) - 2013. Retrieved from www.cenbank.org/rates/exrate.asp?year= 2013amonth=10
Deininger K.W (2003) Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction: A World Bank Policy Research Report (World Bank, Washington)
Feder G and Nishio A (1998) “ The benefits of land registration and titling: economic and social perspectives” Land Use Policy, 15(1):25-43.
Fernades, E (2006) Urban Land Regularization Program In Global Poverty
Gould K.A (2014) Everyday expertise: land regularization and the conditions for land grabs in Preten, Guatemala. Environment and Planning A, 46:2353-2368
Home R (2007) This land belongs to you and me: The global challenge of land management, inaugural lecture at Anglia Ruskin University
IBAM Executive Summary (2002) Estudo de Aveliacao da Experiencia Brasileria sober Urban zacao de Farelas e Regularizacao Fundiaria prepared by Brasileiro De Administracao municipal- IBAM, subtitled in English Language
Land Use Act of 1979, Law of Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mabogunje, A. L. (1992). A new paradigm for urban development. Washington, DC: The World Bank.
Magigi W and Majani B.B.K (2006) Community Involvement in Land Regularization for Informal Settlement in Tanzania: A strategy for enhancing security of tenure in residential neighborhoods, Habitat International 30: 1066 – 1088.
Majani, B. B. (2000) Institutionalizing environmental planning and management. The Institutional Economics of Solid Waste Management in Tanzania. Ph.D. thesis, Spring research Series: Vol. 28, Dortmund.
Mertins G, Popp J, Wehrmann B, Pander H (1998) Land Tenure and Land Regularization in Informal Urban Settlements in Developing Countries- Examples from Latin America and Africa. Division 4500 Rural Development. Sector Project: Importance of Land Policy and Land Tenure in Developing Countries
Mollet S (2006) “Race and natural resource conflicts in Honduras: the Miskito and Garifauna struggle for Lasa Pulan” Latin American Research Review 4 pp. 76-101
Mollet S (2010) “ Esta lito (are you ready)? Gender, race and land registration in the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve” Gender, Place and Culture 17: 357 – 375
Monkkonen P (2008) Land Regularization in Tijuana, Mexico. Working Paper 2008-01 Institute of Urban and Regional Development.
Midheme E.P.O (2007) State-Vs. Community-led Land Tenure Regularization in Tanzania, The Case of Dares Salam City. Unpublished M.Sc Thesis Submitted to the Department of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Dares Salam, Tanzania.
Nigeria National Population Commission Census Record (2006)
Ogunba O. A (2012) the Error in Ordinary Annuity Assumptions in Nigeria Investment Valuation. Journal of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers: 37(1): 23 - 34
Omirin, M (2002) Land accessibility withers Nigeria. A paper presented at workshop on land tax reform in University of Lagos, Lagos state, Nigeria
Payne G and Durand-Larserve A. (2012) “Holding on: Security of Tenure – types, Policies, Practices and Challenges “This research paper was prepared for an expert group meeting on security of Tenure convened by the special rapporteur
Rakodi and Leduka (2003) In UNHABITAT Handbook for Practitioners on Urban Land Market: Economic Concepts and Tools for Engaging in Africa
Tsenkova S, Potsiou C and Badyina A (2009) Self-made Cities In Search of Sustainable Solutions for Informal Settlements in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Region. UNITED NATIONS PUBLICATIONS, Sales No. E.09.11.E.9, ISBN 978-92-1-117005-4 pg 28 – 32.
Udoekanem N. B (2012) Education and Training of Plant and Machinery Valuers in Nigeria: Imperatives of Industry- Academia Collaboration. Journal of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers: 37(1):82- 89.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1998). Human development report. London: Oxford Press.
United Nations Development Programme UNDP (2005) A home in the city: UN Millennium Project task force on improving the lives of slum dwellers. London: Earthscan.
United Nations Habitat UN-HABITAT (2001) Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium.
United Nations Habitat UN-HABITAT (2003) Global Report on Human Settlements 2003. The Challenge of Slum, London.
United Nations Habitat UN-HABITAT (2004) Global Campaign for secure tenure: A tool for advocating the provision of adequate shelter for urban poor. Nairobi:UN-Habitat.
United Nations Habitat UN-HABITAT (2010) Urban Land Market: Economic concepts and tools for engaging in Africa, United Nations Human Settlement Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, www.unhabitat.org
Valey (1998) new models of Urban Land Regularization In Mexico: Decentralization and Democracy Vs. Clientilism, Paper for delivery at the 1998 meeting of the Latin America Studies Association.
Vision 2020 (2010) Nigeria vision.
How to Cite
Copyright of articles that appear in International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability belongs exclusively to Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Penerbit UTM Press). This copyright covers the rights to reproduce the article, including reprints, electronic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- This Journal applies Creative Commons Licenses of CC-BY-NC-SA
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).