• Notice of inquiry; The NLC shall appoint the date for the inquiry at least thirty days after publishing the notice of intention to acquire, and at least 15 days before the actual date of the inquiry. A copy of the notice is served on every person who appears to have an interest on the land. .
• Receipt of claims; By the date of inquiry, any written claim to compensation is delivered to the NLC not later than the date of inquiry. The inquiry determines who are the persons interested in the land, and receives claims from the said persons.
• Hearing; for the purposes of an inquiry, the NLC shall have powers of the court to summon and examine witnesses including persons with interests to administer oaths and affirmations and to compel production and delivery of title documents to the NLC. This includes the public body for whose purpose the land is being acquired.