The federal government on Tuesday disclosed that only 3 percent of the 923,768 Sq meters of lands in Nigeria are duly documented, titled, and registered.
Secretary to the government of the SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, made this known in a keynote address he delivered at the South –East Stakeholders’ Workshop on Land Reform held in Enugu.
The nation’s scribe who was represented by Senator Ben Collins Ndu, noted that as a result of the sad development, Nigeria has continued to be rated poorly among
the committee of nations with regard to the speed and efficiency in
the processes and procedures for land governance.
Sen. Anyim said the consequence of the situation is that the land resources in Nigeria have not been put to optimal economic advantage.
He said it was also commendable that international Development
Partners like Growth and Empowerment in States which was funded
by DFID have supported the projects in these states and embarked on
similar projects in a few others.
Senator Anyim, said it was therefore important that the States and Local
Governments understood the programme and sincerely buy into it, adding
that we have come to the stage where appropriate inventory of our land
holdings should be the concern of all.
It is expected that all the states within the zone
shall readily embrace the reform programme and improve the land