NIGERIAN LAND REGISTRY PRACTISE
NIGERIAN LAND REGISTRY PRACTISE
history OF THE STUDY
This research is founded on the idea of discovering what land registration practises have been and how to enhance them. Land registration was previously difficult due to the migration from one capital to another (in Akwa Ibom).
Lands in rural and certain urban regions are not registered, hence fraudulent practises can arise as a result of the lack of authenticity of lands in these locations.
The dubious practises associated with unregistered instruments arise because such instruments are not registered, and when a buyer of the land comes, such buyer finds it difficult to trace the history of the land and has to go through rigorous practises such as having to trace the ancestors of the vendor and getting confirmation from the village heads, family heads, and family members, and so on. S
uch lands are denoted by trees that cannot provide a valid or authenticated certification that the land belongs to the seller.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The problem that this research work will raise is a problem that stems from the registration of land. Land registration in Nigeria is a practise that certifies that a person has acquired a valid title to the lands, but due to the erroneous practises that follow the registration of land.
Land buyers do not have interest in registering their land with the land registry, the tedious practise of The lack of understanding is also a concern with land registry practise; these issues are motivating reasons behind our study.
The problem of land registration in a state like Akwa Ibom State may be traced back to the fact that when files were transferred from the then-existing Cross River State to the newly constituted Akwa Ibom State, files were lost and cannot be properly identified in the land registry.
A critical examination of Nigeria's critics today indicates that they are presented with a slew of land-related issues arising from the registration, allocation, distribution, and ownership of property. I'd like to learn more about the Land Registration Act of 1994 and conduct research on current land registration challenges in Nigeria.
In this case, the 1994 Registration Act was chosen and its execution was scrutinised. The reason for adopting the 1994 Registration Act was that no other Registration Act has been drafted since the drafting of the present and Registration Act that have been drafted in Nigeria.
In this study, the land Registration policies were the consequence of non-registration, registration principles, the prerequisite of registration land, the compulsion of registration, and the reactions of Nigerian courts towards non-registered instruments.
1.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Aims Of The Study
The goal of this work is to elucidate the subject of land registration and the reasons why land is or is not registered, as well as to make a small contribution to the registration practise in Nigeria, particularly in Akwa Ibom State.
The study's goal is to determine if Nigeria's land registration rules have helped to the advancement of land law.
Objective Of The Study
To research what kinds of land registration practises are used in Nigeria.
to make a contribution to land registration
to investigate realistic methods of land registration
To learn how many people register land with the land registration and what prevents them from doing so.
To learn about the land registry's techniques for registering land.
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To learn about the machinery put in place by the government to improve land registration.
To determine the legality of a registered land To identify registration issues in Uyo (Nigeria)
Identifying the various land registration rules produced in Nigeria and selecting one for critical analysis
Identifying the key goals of the Land Registration Policy
This investigation will employ interviews, surveys, library research, and a comparative examination of two locations. These are the approaches that will be taken in this endeavour to contribute to the legal profession.
1.5.1 Statement Of The Problem
The following questions will be addressed by this research:
The efficiency of land registration in Nigeria
The Importance of Land Registration
The procedures involved in land registration
The public's attitude towards registration.
What are the various land registration acts enacted in Nigeria?
What conditions led to the development of Land Registration in Nigeria?
Is there a parastatal in charge of land registration?
Is registration effectively implemented?
Should the practises of land registration be reviewed?
Is the policy beneficial to land ownership?
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This research will be limited to Akwa Ibom and Cross River States due to the size of Nigeria. As a university undergraduate, Nigeria is too large to examine. This effort will be limited to Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, with a focus on Uyo and Cross River, the state capitals.
The two states share a link with each other, and enugu State was formerly the capital for land registration, but for the purpose of this research work, the concentration and emphasis will be made on Akwa Ibom and Cross River State.
A brief reference will be made to Lagos State; because the practise in Lagos State is more advanced, a brief comparison will be made between Lagos State and the two states.
This research issue is too broad to be addressed nationally, thus the researcher has restricted it to solely Uyo urban. The investigation lasted from 2004 till the present.
All parastatals, such as the State Ministry of Lands and the Local Government Area, were evaluated for land registration implementation.