• Assures Inclusion and Implementation of Committee Recommendations in Land Reform Strategy
As part of efforts to streamline the land administration process and ensure that land is available, accessible, efficiently used, transferable, and convertible, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, held a meeting yesterday, 10th Nov. 2023 with the distinguished members of the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reforms (PTCLR), chaired by the esteemed Prof. Peter O. Adeniyi.
The PTCLR, comprising renowned experts on land reforms, has been at the forefront of land reform initiatives for the past 14 years, generating comprehensive recommendations and blueprints aimed at transforming land administration in the country. These recommendations, once implemented, have potential to significantly enhance land access and drive economic growth by unlocking an estimated $300 billion in dead capital.
Arc. Dangiwa in expressing admiration for the Committee’s commendable work despite challenges, assured Prof. Adeniyi, and other committee members of the commitment of His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, to drive through the recommendations of the PTCLR. He said that the Ministry, under his leadership, is dedicated to reviewing and incorporating these recommendations into a comprehensive land reform strategy aligned with the national interest.
To expedite this process, an Internal Ministerial Committee has been established to meticulously study the Committee’s submissions. A subsequent meeting with the PTCLR is scheduled within the next two weeks, fostering collaboration to achieve the common goal of effective land administration.
“I commended the team for the good work despite challenges and assured Prof. Adeniyi and other members that His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has the political will to drive through their recommendations. As a Ministry, we will review and incorporate their inputs into our land reform strategy towards implementing them for the good of the country. I have set up an Internal Ministerial Committee to study the Committee’s submissions and we will be meeting with them in the next two weeks,” he said.
The Hon. Minister underscored the Ministry’s determination to dismantle barriers hindering the growth of the housing sector and national development.