Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 56-64
Urban Sprawl and Land Speculation in Contemporary Land Administration in Bauchi Nigeria
Habu Mallam Baba1, Rozilah Kasim2, AbdulAzeez Adam Muhammad1, Abubakar Mammadi1, Umar auwal1
1Department of Estate Management & Valuation, Faculty of Environmental Technology,
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, P. M. B. 0248, Bauchi, Nigeria.
2Department of Facilities & Real Estate Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, 86400 Johor, Malaysia.
Corresponding Author: Habu Mallam Baba
Urban sprawl and land speculation in Bauchi is ever on the rise and posed problems like high cost of infrastructure, farmland invasion, high commuter cost as well as real estate unattractively developed in patchy and strung out manner. This study investigates the impact of urban sprawl and land speculation on land administration in Bauchi metropolis, using multiple regression analysis and Partial Least Squares (SmartsPLS). Both urban sprawl and land speculation significantly influenced land administration, but land speculation alone tremendously influenced land administration as it accounts for 82% of the variance in the endogenous variable. Two-rate property tax is therefore recommended for curbing land speculation in the study area.
Key words: Urban sprawl, land speculation, land administration & two-rate property tax.[PDF Full Text]