COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY - STATUTORY PROVISION ON THE COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY - SECTION 44(1) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
(l) No moveable property or any interest in an immovable property shall be taken possession of compulsorily and no right over or interest in any such property shall be acquired compulsorily in any part of Nigeria except in the manner and for the purposes prescribed by a law that, among other things,
(a) requires the prompt payment of compensation therefore; and
(b) gives to any person claiming such compensation a right of access for the determination of his interest in the property and the amount of compensation to a court of law or tribunal or body having jurisdiction in that part of Nigeria."
PER C.B.OGUNBIYI, J.S.C IN THE CASE OF ELF PETROLEUM NIGERIA LIMITED V DANIEL C. UMAH : LERSC. 344/2008
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