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An evaluation of the problems of compulsory acquisition and compensation as it affects property development (case study of Katsina Metropolis)

 Department: Estate Management  
 By: usericon muhalhq  

 Project ID: 7645
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Abstract
Public amenities are provided to citizens by their governments around the world. The acquisition of suitable land is required for the development of such infrastructural facilities. The power of the government to acquire private land/landed property without the owner's consent with the sole aim of overriding public interest is known as compulsory acquisition. Recent research has highlighted numerous problems arising from compulsory acquisition and compensation.  In some occasions, government authorities fail to properly negotiate compensation with landowners and when compensations are properly negotiated, payments to affected persons would be delayed. Other issues include the dissatisfaction of claimants on compensation paid and the absence of a mechanism for the response to questions raised by affected landowners. The study examined the problems of compulsory acquisition and compensation, its process and the level of satisfaction of claimants on the compensation paid to them in Katsina Local Government Area for the construction of the GRA flyover bridge and  Kofar Kaura layout in Katsina state. The research adopted the qualitative research design, data was collected using semi-structured interviews administered to a sample size of 13 interviewees using the convenience sampling technique to represent a sample population of 524,000 people and data was analyzed using thematic network analysis. In the study it was found that the compensation paid to the claimants was inadequate, the compensation paid to them did not restore them back to the state they were before the acquisition, the compensation was not paid to them in due time and the notice of vacation granted to them was inadequate. Hence, the government needs to grant adequate quit notice to the claimants and pay adequate compensation to the affected individuals in due time to ensure an adequate compulsory acquisition and compensation exercise. ...
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