Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Reviews (GARJERR) ISSN: 2315-5132

July 2013, 2(7): pp. 151-154

Copyright © 2013 Global Advanced Research Journals



Strategies for the implementation of urban and regional planning law of Kogi State 2010, Nigeria

Adeleye Rufus Olawale and Abraham Sunday Samuel

Department of Geography and Planning, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja

Corresponding author Email:

Tel: +2348053886097

Accepted 19 February, 2013


The paper traced the origin of Kogi State Town planning and Development Board which was established vide Edict No. 5 of 1991.  The Edict was promulgated immediately the State was created in 1991 by the then Military Administration. The Edict empowers the Board to undertake Development Control programmes in Kogi State.  In effect, all forms of development of land in all settlements (urban or rural, big or small) require the approval of the Board. For effective implementation of its programmes (under the Law) there is also the “The Town Planning and Development Interim Order.  The main Edict is divided into four major sections with forty-six (46) subsections. In 1992, the Federal Government of Nigeria enacted Decree 88 titled “Urban and Regional Planning Law (which supercedes any other Laws of any State). Consequent upon this, Kogi State Government enacted a Law titled “A Law to provide for the establishment of Urban and Regional Planning activities in Kogi State and all other purposes connected therewith (2010). This is the crux of this paper and under the new dispensation, there is the creation of Urban and Regional Planning Board in Kogi State, Nigeria to be headed by a Registered Town Planner with a minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience.  This paper concludes by recommending eleven zonal offices in line with the three senatorial districts in Kogi State, Nigeria.

Keywords: Regional planning, Law, Board, Kogi State, Nigeria.



Related Articles

Original Research Articles
Nurcan Kilinc Ata
The Impact of Government Policies in the Renewable Energy Investment Developing a Conceptual Framework and Qualitative Analysis
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. February 2015 Vol: 4(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (348 KB)
Oladejo, Joana A
Profitability and Marketing Efficiency Analysis of Women Cassava Processors in Oyo State, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. March 2017 Vol: 6(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (144 KB)
Mari, Irshad Ali, Ji, Changying, Naimtullah Leghari , Buriro, Ghulam Ali, Chandio, Farman Ali,ChuadryArslan, Asma Sattar, Fang Huimin
Analyses of 3-dimensional draught and soil deformation forces caused by mouldboard plough in clay loam soil
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. June 2015 Vol: 4(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (956 KB)
Adetoro KA
Development of a yam peeling machine
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. July 2012 Vol: 1(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (529 KB)
Original Research Article
Oranusi S, Braide W, Oguoma OI.
Antifungal properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Ricinus communis Pentaclethra macrophylla and Yoghurts
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. February 2013 Vol: 2(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (176 KB)
Emmanuel Oladipo Ojo
Leadership Crisis and Political Instability in Nigeria, 1964-1966: The Personalities, the Parties and the Policies
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. February 2012 Vol: 1(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (118 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Adeleye Rufus Olawale on Google Scholar
Adeleye Rufus Olawale on Pubmed
Abraham Sunday Samuel on Google Scholar
Abraham Sunday Samuel on Pubmed


Viewed 2753
Printed 287
Downloaded 1894
Powered By iPortal Works