Land and land use in Nigeria (2)
Who can own land? According to the Land Use Act of 1978, persons under the age of 21 years cannot be granted a statutory right of occupancy. When I was eight or nine years old, my mom bought me a piece of land in my father’s village. I only recently was given the receipt of purchase, which I guess would come in handy the day I decide to act like a grown up and plant roots in my fatherland.
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