Investigating the Sufficiency of Paid Compensation for Compulsory Acquisition in Road Infrastructural Provision in Rivers State.

Christopher L. Deeyah, Victor A. Akujuru


The paper explores the various issues pertaining the sufficiency of paid compensation for compulsory acquisition. The objectives of the study include among other things to investigate if the compensation paid can qualify for the definition of compensation and the purpose of compensation.  The study adopts a case study approach, which has the advantage of using several study methods. The employed method of data collection from primary sources was interview, questionnaire, field observation and photography. The study revealed that the current method for determining the depreciated replacement costs for acquired structures fails the test of fairness and adequacy as paid compensation cannot enable the affected persons who have lost buildings and other improvements replace them.

Keywords: Compulsory acquisition, Paid compensation, Sufficiency, Road infrastructure.

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