Housing Policy in Nigeria: An Overview
Ibimilua Adewale Festus, Ibitoye Oyewole Amos

This paper considers housing policy in Nigeria as a tool for national development. It begins by examining the importance of housing in the attainment of sustainable development. It then goes on to look at the various housing strategies programmes and policies that have emerged in Nigeria. The paper describes housing problems in Nigeria, housing as a policy, as well as the national housing policy. Furthermore, it gives a review of housing policies and programmes in Nigeria. The identified problems that are associated with the implementation of housing policies in Nigeria are poor administration, inadequate funding, insufficient infrastructural amenities, as well as inadequate housing finance. The paper recommends the periodic review of the housing policy, finance of housing policies, encouragement of the use of local materials, as well as the provision of low cost houses in urban and rural places.

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