Former Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Lagos Branch, Mr Samuel Ukpong, has called for reform of the land tenure system to alleviate poverty and enhance economic development.
Ukpong told newsmen on Thursday in Lagos that many state governments do not understand the economic benefits of land reforms.
According to him, if they did, they will make issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) easier and reduce costs on property transfers.
He said reform of the land tenure system was key to development and remains a viable means of creating wealth to alleviate poverty.
“The issue of land reform is key for us because it is a source of wealth for everybody.