Service of Notice in Public Land Acquisition and Tenancy in Abuja, Nigeria: A Tool for National Peace

Iroaganachi, N.; Gambo, Y. L.
October 2012
Global Journal of Management & Business Research;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 21, p31
Academic Journal
It is common parlance that a cordial relationship ought to be fostered and maintained by both government and the citizenry on one hand, and landlords and tenants on the other. The study examined the issues involved in service of notice by government agencies and landlords to land owners in the case of compulsory acquisition and tenants. The study employed the use of simple statistical percentages to analyse 800 questionnaires from Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and 95 questionnaires from both Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) and Federal Ministry of Lands and Surveys. The study unveiled a notorious fact that the Nation is full of unsatisfied citizens and often experiences lack of peace especially with regard to public land acquisition. It was also found that the problem associated with this exercise by Government is the improper service of notice on most occasions. The study recommends among other things that Government should periodically carry out public orientation and enlightenment programme on matters relating to her need for land and the necessity of public land acquisition; and also the law relating to the service of notice be reviewed forthwith to provide for personal service as the main form of service after which other methods like going to traditional rulers and publication in Government Gazettes could be resorted to.


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