PAPER TITLE :AFFRODABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF LAND IN FEDERAL CAPITAL CITY, ABUJA, NIGERIA.

JOURNAL OF EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH | VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1 2018

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : 1 Ezeamaka C. K. and2 Bala Dogo
  • Abstract:

This paper examined the challenges of accessibility and affordability of land in Federal Capital City (FCC),
Abuja from 1999 to 2010. There were 105,408 applications for land in FCC, while the six districts had 11,963 applicants. One hundred and eighty respondents were selected within the six districts for the applicant/ beneficiaries and 30 respondents for institutional survey of land related departments. The findings revealed that land administration in FCC does not meet the principles of good governance in land administration because it lacks adequate affordability and accessibility. The institutional survey revealed that there is no coordination among the departments and agencies involved in land administration in FCC. The study
concluded that land in the FCC is not affordable with 69% agreeing to it being expensive while residents alsoagreed that land in Abuja is not accessible. The study recommends that the FCTA should carry out a review of
the Abuja Master Plan and invest heavily on infrastructure development.

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