Following the development, the community leaders have asked the company to vacate their land for the interest of peace, alleging that it was illegally acquired.
Emmanuel Okas Wike is the President, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers. He spoke to ANN GODWIN in Port Harcourt on how the Land Use Act has undermined professional practice, measures that could transform the real estate sector, and the role of estate surveyors in developing the economy.
Land-related crises are common in Nigeria. It is, probably, as old as the society. It is rooted in structural, historical and socio-economic dynamics; and it is compelled by growing urbanization.
The federal government, through its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FMARD has concluded arrangements to clear 400 hectares of farmlands at Iyemero Ekiti axis of the State’s agricultural processing zone as part of its intervention programmes code-named ‘Agriculture Jobs Plan’.
FG has secured $2m each for the 36 states of the federation through a World Bank-funded programme to develop their land information system.
The Nigerian government has announced that it has secured the sum of $72 million from the World Bank for the 36 states of the federation to develop a land information system.
Selon une étude, l'augmentation des conflits entre les agriculteurs et les bergers au Nigéria pourrait se propager dans d'autres pays si la concurrence pour la rareté des ressources induites par le changement climatique comme l'eau n'est pas gérée.
The people of Ajaji community in Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, are not happy with the state government. Right under their nose, the state government allegedly leased out a large chunk of their land to a private firm with interest in agriculture.
Sustainable peace is not divorced from justice, which involves the elimination of unacceptable political, economic and cultural forms of discrimination.
…says women most affected over non-inclusiveness
Environmental Right Action/ Friends of the Earth, ERA/FoEN have asserted that the incident of land grabbing and deforestation was becoming increasingly alarming in various Cross River communities.
The state government says the projects will be financed through Public-Private Partnership.
The Lagos State Government says it will continue to create more man-made islands at its waterfront across the state, to further increase land availability for Housing and Infrastructural Development.
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoEN) and other stakeholders have said practice of gender inequality in land governance has increased poverty and deprivation among women in the society.