Court for Adequacy of Land Compensation in Nigeria.

Court for Adequacy of Land Compensation.  

by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 62)

This focuses on the Court for determination of Adequacy of Land Compensation in Nigeria. Although State High Courts have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain cases of land disputes and none payment of compensation, there is NO court in Nigeria that has power and jurisdiction to entertain any case on adequacy of compensation to be paid or paid over a compulsorily acquired land by government. However, some argue that this provision in the Land Use Act (the federal land law) is a violation of the constitution on the powers of the Courts to handles all disputes. The Land Use Act is part of the Constitution of Nigeria.

See, Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Constitution of Nigeria and Sections 39 and 47 of Land Use Act

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