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Periscoping the factors responsible for poor formal accessibility of urban lands in Nigeria.

Akinbola, Kazeem Bolayemi and Md Yassin, Azlina (2016) Periscoping the factors responsible for poor formal accessibility of urban lands in Nigeria. In: 8th International Real Estate Research Sysposium (IRERS 2016).


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Land as a factor of real estate production is though freely given by nature, but its relative fixity and associated scarcity, coupled with unprecedented demographical increase, has made it one of the singly-costliest resources in history. It is quite unfortunate that formal route of accessing developable lands by teeming population of Nigerians is fast becoming a mirage, as the need continually arises that citizens tend to look for alternative way(s) of getting their land requirements met. However, it is in a bid to unravel and demystify some of the undercurrent issues that surround the poor formal accessibility of lands, especially within urban milieu, together with myriads of daunting challenges, that calls for torch-lighting some of the factors responsible for this very ugly scenario. Therefore, it is against the above background, that this research was conducted, by evolving 2 sets of structured questionnaires, totalling 80 and were distributed among land administrators and regulators on the supply side as well as the land users on the demand side. 67 questionnaires were retrieved for analyses, using simple statistical tools of descriptive and inferential complexion, via 5 point Likert scale measurement. The results showed among other things that general and total breakdown in the psyche of Nigerians towards appreciating due process in all they do, however long it takes on the parts of the land users, as well as lackadaisical attitude towards public service and corruption-endemic tendencies on the parts of the land administrators, are some of the challenges clogging the smoothness with which lands would have been accessed. Among the recommendations were that total value rebirth to renascent the psyche of the general citizenry as well as culture of reward and motivation should be adequately practised to discourage non challant attitude to public service and corruption driven tendencies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Factors; poor; formal accessibility; urban lands; Nigeria
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:26
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8378
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