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Land use act encourages poverty – Sam Adeyemi



-Nigeria’s Land Use Act needs to be reformed urgently.

-This is necessary to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor in the country.

The senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi says Nigeria’s Land Use Act, must be removed for the country to unleash and attain its potentials.

He made this declaration while speaking at The Platform on Saturday about “unleashing potentials for wealth creation”.

Adeyemi said “the elite class makes it difficult, for example, for you to own land, which is the baseline for wealth creation”.

“When it takes you five years to change the ownership of landed property to your name at the land registry, how do you derive economic value for it?” Adeyemi questioned.

“You own land, they say you cant own what is under it, they sell what is under it and then spend the money on themselves. You deposit money in banks, and the banks won’t loan you the money; why are you putting your money in the banks?.

“If we want to prosper and see Nigeria develop, we must ensure some deep changes in our economic and political institutions. For the potential of the average Nigerian to create wealth to be unleashed, we need to be given property rights more easily.

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“The Land Use Act must be removed from our constitution and must be thoroughly reviewed. To buy a landed property and to wait for years for governor’s consent or the certificate of occupancy, is a formula for mass poverty.”

“I should say that I see a developed Nigeria. Whatever our situation is, it has been so in other parts of the world. In Europe, yes there was underdevelopment. The elite class ensured there were only a small group of people. They frustrated innovation,” he said.


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