By Abdulsalam Muhammad
KANO—Chairman, Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform, Professor Peter Adeniyi, has said the Federal Government has no plan to repeal the Land Use Act which came into existence in 1976.
Addressing reporters in Kano, yesterday, Prof. Adeniyi explained that the essence of his committee was about identifying and removing bottlenecks associated with obtaining land titles, registration procedure and other processes within the existing land delivery system.
The former Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, stressed that land reform was critical to the attainment of national transformation, adding that his committee would streng-then its capacities for efficient administration.
He said: “It is important at this point to state categorically that the land reform programme of the Federal Government is not intended to abrogate the Land Use Act or usurp the powers of the state governors and local government chairmen on land administration or deny individuals or communities the right to their land.”
He said the committee was currently implementing a pilot scheme involving systematic identification and registrations of titles/rights in Ondo and Kano states.
According to him, the pilot scheme would be carried out at Ungogo and Fagge local government areas of Kano State.