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Space-Enhanced Systematic Land Titling and Registration: a Stride at Resuscitating Nigeria’s Dead Capital (8564)

Caleb Oluwadare and Olajide Kufoniyi (Nigeria)
Dr. Caleb Oluwadare
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
Dept of Estate Management
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile Ife
Corresponding author Dr. Caleb Oluwadare (email: olucal1[at], tel.: +2348035920575)

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Published on the web 2017-03-10
Received 2016-10-01 / Accepted 2017-02-01
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2017
ISBN 978-87-92853-61-5 (Online) ISBN 978-87-92853-62-2 (Printed)
ISSN 2307-4086
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Oil rich nations are facing economic threat due to falling world prices for crude oil and particularly in Nigeria this is aggravated by security unrest in Delta region of the country leading to economic recession. Despite the advantageous location of the country to thrive in agricultural products, the country is languishing in poverty partly due to inability of the citizenry to obtain land title documents based on timing and cost among other problems associated with the sporadic procedure of obtaining the title. This study examined space-enhanced systematic land titling and registration (SLTR) approach in Ondo State, Nigeria towards easing the titling logjam and releasing the land resources potential of the State. Questionnaire and Oral interview were used to elicit information from landowners and heads of departments of two government agencies on their experiences with the sporadic and space-enhanced systematic approach. The study employed purposive sampling method to sample 1002 landowners and 4 heads of departments. Data derived were analysed using descriptive statistical methods of frequency distribution and percentages. In addition, the systematic method was also found to be more efficient (10:1 and 6:1, in terms of the cost and time, respectively) than the sporadic method and 72% of the landowners were satisfied with the space-enhanced SLTR approach. The study concluded that space-enhanced SLTR method is efficient in terms of time and cost and also effective at unlocking the ‘dead capital’ of the State.
Keywords: Cadastre; Land management