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Assessing the Strength of Sladecom as a Model for Improved Formal Accessibility of Urban Lands in Nigeria
Objectives: To evaluate SLADECOM (Synergised Land Administration and Development Compliance Model) as a proposed model, to amplify the strengths and remove the weaknesses of Nigeria’s land administration systems, with a view to buoying them for improved performance. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This model’s latitude was calibrated to 10 constructs of 30 queries and gauged against the following benchmarks: Environmental acceptability, demographic suitability, contemporary robustness, administrative consistency, regulatory sufficiency, histo-futuristic connectedness, effective resourcefulness, practical applicability, contextual relevance and technical versatility. Hence, integrity checks showed that 91 retrieved questionnaires out of the 100 structured questionnaires that were administered, using purposive and simple random sampling among all stakeholders in land administration system within the southwest Nigeria, 86 were properly filled and thus were considered valid for analyses, using 5 point Likert scale of measurement admixtured with averages from simple descriptive and inferential statistical tools. Findings: The results showed among other things that, SLADECOM model has sufficient strength to accommodate past, present and emerging requirements associated with increasing complexities of formal land delivery by Nigeria’s land administration systems (79.85% agreed+strongly agreed). Also, it is well positioned to tackle varieties of needs of increasingly land driven endeavours of Nigerians as the population continue to soar (79.89% agreed+strong agreed). Applications/Improvement: Among this model’s numerous relevance, is by directly applying it to synergise the present stand-alone structure of Nigeria’s land administration system and reconfigure them for greater efficiency and effectiveness. Nigeria’s government should endeavour to imbibe a culture of regular system overhauling, dynamic restructuring and role refinement as essentials for continual robust structure that engenders improved performance of land administration machineries, so as to facilitate formal delivery and increase accessibility of urban lands in Nigeria.
Improved Formal Accessibility, Nigeria, Sladecom Model, Strength Assessment, Urban Lands.
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