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The trend in public housing development issues in Nigeria

Umar, Muhammad Akilu and Kasim, Rozilah and Martin , David Juanil (2014) The trend in public housing development issues in Nigeria. In: 7th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS 2014), 29-30 April 2014, National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN), Putrajaya.


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Housing development is a global issue; countries around the world are still drafting measures to provide more public estate for it is the citizenry. In Nigeria the trend in public housing deficit is alarming. In 2002 the public housing deficit in Nigeria was estimated to be 8 million, it increases to 14 million in 2010 and currently in 2013 the public housing deficit is about 17 million. The aim of this paper is to examine the issues associated with housing development and it is implications fora country with a population of about 170 million. The objective of this paper is to investigate the issues responsible for the growing trend in public housing deficits in Nigeria. The qualitative research approach is adopted in the study. Interview and document review was conducted in the ministry of housing and environment, land and survey, state investment corporation and state urban development. The sample size of the study uses a total of 20 respondents, 5 interviewees from each relevant department in the stated organisations. The findings revealed that government policy, misplaced priorities, encumbrances' on land due to statutory provisions and poor infrastructure are some of the issues associated with housing development in Nigeria. The paper highlights the issues in housing development in Nigeria and possible ways to resolve these issues. It also provides a ground for future research in the realm of real estate housing development.jc(

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: public housing; housing development; housing deficits; real estate
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2014 08:18
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2014 08:18
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5618
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