By Abubakarr Harding
The bill entitled, “National Land Commission Act, 2022”, which was piloted by the Minister of Lands, Housing, and Country Planning, Dr. Turad Senesie, was debated and passed into law with some amendments on the 8th August 2022.
It must be noted that the Act seeks to provide for the establishment of the National Land Commission and other land administrative bodies to secure effective and holistic land administration and to provide for other related matters.
In another development, Parliament on the same day debated and passed into law, with some amendments, another bill entitled “The Customary Land Right Act 2022”, which was also piloted by the Minister of Lands for the development of the country.
The Customary Land Right Act 2022 seeks to provide for the protection of customary land rights, the elimination of discrimination under customary law, and the management and administration of land subject to customary law, and other related matters.
Earlier, the dual bills were debated by Members of Parliament bringing out their importance towards the development of the land tenure system and administration for the country.