Journal of Contemporary Urbanology

Implementation of the Nigerian Urban and Regional Planning Law in Abia State, 1999 to 2012.

Lekwa O.Ezutah, M.Se, MNITP (Ministry of Physical Planning, Urnuahia, Abia State).

Overview & Intro

Abia State, Nigeria was created out of the old Imo State in August 1991. Like all other states in similar situation inherited the laws of the State from which it was created. With respect to urban and regional planning, it was the Town and Country Planning Law, Cap 126, 1963 Laws of Eastern Nigeria. Also inherited from Imo State were a number of legal notices establishing some Town Planning Au thori ties (TPAs) as follows: Ikwuano/Umuahia; Aba; Arochukwu/Ohafia; Bende; Isiala-Ngwa; Ukwa and Isuikwuato/Okigwe. However, most of these were on paper. Only Ikwuano/Umuahia and Aba Town Planning Authorities were functional; Arochukwu/Ohafia had an office and three junior non professional staff .. Today, the State can boast of having 16 functional TPA, one for each Local. Government Area which is in line with the law. This paper traces the steps that have led to the current situation and the impact this is having on the practice of and Overview urban and regional planning in the state.

To get access to the full text of this article:
Contact Dr. Davidson Alaci, Managing Editor, Journal of Contemporary Urbananology through the following contacts:
  * 08064701219