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Title: An analysis of processes and methods in compulsory land acquisition and compensation in Nigeria
Author: Kakulu, Iyenemi Ibimina
ISNI:       0000 0001 3594 0033
Awarding Body: university of reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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The process of valuation for compensation in compulsory acquisition of land takes place within distinct legal; cultural; socio-economic; political and historical environments which influence the delivery of the process by key actors in it. In Nigeria, the process suffers from a variety of problems rooted in a lack of understanding or consistent interpretation of relevant statutes and enactments. Using the law reforms of 1978 as a basis, and the ongoing conflicts and crisis situation in the Niger Delta as a specific case, the study explores the factors responsible for the current agitation about inadequate compensation within the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region of the country. A qualitative research paradigm with an underlying philosophy in phenomenology formed the basis of the data collection and analysis. Data was collected through focus group interviews, in-depth interviews, questionnaires and review of archival documents. The findings of the study are that ambuguity in relevant statute, lack of transparency in land adminsitration coupled with bad governance and unethical professional practices all influence the valuation environment and ultimately the success of the compensation valuation process.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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