NBA Faults Planned Land Use Act Review, Sans Say Move Suspicious

The Nigerian Bar Association, some Senior  Advocates of Nigeria and the Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, have cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari, against the move to amend the Land Use Act.

While the NBA and senior lawyers, including Ifedayo Adedipe, Yusuf Ali and Tayo Oyetibo said the Federal Government’s move was unconstitutional,  Makinde stated that he would not support it.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said the Federal Government was reviewing the Land Use Act of 1978.

Mustapha, who was represented by a permanent secretary in the Office of the SGF at the  51st annual conference of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in Abuja, said the review would take out sections of the Act that inhibited economic development.

But Makinde said the Land Use Act of 1978 vested the control of land in each state in the governor and he does not envisage anyone to take any step that would be contrary to it

However,  Ebonyi Government has said it would oppose the Federal Government’s move to review the Land Use Act, if other states in the country faulted  it.

Senior lawyers, in separate interviews has also warned the President and the Federal Government, saying they could not singlehandedly review the Land Use Act.

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