INTRODUCTION In all societies, there are rules that govern land and its resources. There are rules that specify how land is to be owned, inherited, transferred, etc. These arrangements that regulate these important rights and duties are determined by a society's system of land tenure. It is a tenure system that determines how a portion of land is held and used. It is a tenure system that regulates people's rights and obligations in relation to land, including any conditions and time limits to the use of land resources (Baye, 2007). Land tenure therefore, creates a framework within which the economic, social and other objectives of a people could be mobilized.