Daily Law Tips By Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 122)
“Land Transactions in Nigeria Are Invalid Without Written Consent of State Governors”.
All Lands in Nigeria belong to respective state governors of the 36 states in Nigeria. Any sale, transfer, mortgage, change of title, tenancy, assignment, power of attorney or gift of land or sharing of land of a deceased person in any state in Nigeria without the written consent of the Governor of the state or his authorised appointee is invalid, null and void.
See sections 21, 22, 23, 24,25 and 26 of the Land Use Act, 1978.
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