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These changes will help build a market offer for housing, commercial and industrial property. Activities will create cost-effective, scalable and systematic registration procedures, simplified, more transparent and sustainable land registration systems for both rural and urban areas.
Successful pilot projects will serve as models for other states and LGAs.
Total Cost (EUR): 3 385 000.00
EU contracted amount (EUR): 3 385 000.00
Duration: October 2014 - April 2017
Implementing organisation: UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Funding Instrument: European Development Fund (EDF)
Benefitting zone: Nigeria
Providing easier access to land registration in Kano State, Nigeria
Mr Frank Okafor - EUD project manager
Prior to Systematic Land Title Registration (SLTR), acquisition of secure tenure involved lengthy delays, bureaucratic difficulties and high costs. It provides certificates of occupancy to all land owners for as little as 5 000 Naira (€14). Compared to the risks of the traditional system, with costs exceeding 300 000 Naira (€800) and no guarantee of success, the benefits of SLTR are compelling.
SLTR has helped the Nakande's achieve financial security for their future.
Aliyu said: "After our father died it was very difficult. The value of our house was so low because of no proof of ownership, and with the current situation in Nigeria, even if we had managed to sell the house, the money we realised would not have supported our livelihood. After we found out about GEMS3 and SLTR, the process of collecting our certificate was very easy. The value of our house has increased and our property has become much more attractive. We rent out our top floor and the three shops below us, and we have now been able to increase the amount we charge. It has increased our income and is allowing us to pay for our basic needs and fund our education."
With more financial security and improved prospects, the Nakande family have decided against selling their property and will continue utilising their commercial space as a source of income.
Aliyu, 26, and his brothers Ahmad, 24, and Jamil, 20, are now able to continue studying at university, improving their future opportunities. Their younger sister Juwaya, 14, now also has hopes of continuing on to further education after finishing high school.
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