n Africa Insight - Planning laws and policies which influence the use of land in metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria

Volume 37, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


A survey of 43 zones in Lagos shows that of government policies and laws influencing land use in the area, sources of land ownership and zoning are the two most prominent factors influencing land use. To achieve sustainable land use in Lagos the position of land acquisition policy should be re-appraised, with the view to making proposals which will avail the acquired lands for rational use by the public and the government. It is also recommended that all levels of government embark on appropriate planning schemes as they are empowered by the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Act of 1998.

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