Daily Trust (Abuja)

22 November 2012

Nigeria: Country Has 2.5 Percent Registered Land, Committee Says

Since the commencement of formal land registration in Nigeria in 1863 only about 2.5 percent land in the country has been registered, the Chairman of the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform, Prof. Peter O. Adeniyi, has said.

He made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the opening of the dialogue on legitimising systematic land titling and registration in Nigeria.

"In the whole country, well below two million land titles have been registered against the potential of over one hundred and fifty million titles. Thereby leading to ranking of Nigeria at 180 on the scale of 183 countries in the world in terms of ease of concluding land transactions for business and investment with Ghana ranking 36," Adeniyi said.

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