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The Impact of Customary Landholding on Emerging Land Markets in Enugu, Nigeria

Cosmas Uchenna Ikejiofor

October 2007, English

On account of its historical antecedents, the bulk of land for urban development in Enugu is held by indigenous landowning communities. Customary land tenure and management practices have persisted in these communities at the same time as a market in land has developed. This study attempts to refine concepts and understanding of the impact of dominant customary landholding on emerging land markets in Enugu by empirically investigating the characteristics of emerging land markets and the nature and dynamics of customary landholding in the Enugu context.