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Comparison of Land Use Act and Traditional Land Use


This study examines the land tenure system in Imilike, Udenu Local Government, South East Nigeria, with a focus on the customary land tenure system and its implications for land use, economic development, and social stability. The research reveals that the land tenure system in Imilike has undergone significant changes, including the sale of land, changes in inheritance patterns, and modifications to land pledging practices. The study also highlights the differences and similarities between the Land Use Act of 1978 and the land tenure system in Imilike, including government control, land allocation, and land registration. The findings of this study have important implications for land administration, conflict resolution, and sustainable development in Imilike and beyond. Recommendations include integrating traditional and modern institutions, recognizing customary rights, prioritizing sustainable land use, community engagement, and capacity building. Overall, this study contributes to a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of land tenure systems in Nigeria and highlights the need for inclusive and effective land administration systems.


Keywords: Analysis, Concepts, Imilike, Inheritance, Land Tenure, Ownership, land use act, traditional land use

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