Landholders' Satisfaction with Compulsory Acquisition and Compensation Process in Bauchi, Nigeria

Muhammad Usman Adekunle, Hadiza Tijjani Bello, Samirah Ibrahim Jibril, Ibrahim Idris


This research aims to assess Landholder's satisfaction with the compulsory acquisition and compensation process in Bauchi to identify areas of weakness in the process and propose areas of improvement. The study adopted the quantitative approach and data collected through questionnaire survey from 327 landholders affected by the compulsory acquisition and compensation exercise by the Bauchi State Government. The data collected were subjected to descriptive with mean ranking, frequency distribution. The study revealed that landholders were very satisfied before the process of compulsory acquisition, during the process of mandatory purchase, they were also happy. Still, during the compensation process, they were very dissatisfied. It recommended that the Government should make the process of compensation more transparent.


landholder's satisfaction; compulsory acquisition; compensation process

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