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Dogara advocates private sector participation to tackle housing deficit in Nigeria

Housing Deficict

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has called for increased private sector participation in order to address the national housing deficit and pledged the commitment of the House towards enacting the required legislation. Speaking at a public hearing by the House Committee on Housing on a motion and four bills related to the National Housing Fund and ...

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Developing Diaspora cities in Nigeria: no place like home

diaspora cities

With one of the largest Diasporas in the world, Nigeria is trying to charm its citizens overseas to invest into the country’s property market through the Nigerians in Diaspora Housing Programme (NIDHOP), through which ‘Diaspora cities’ will be created across the country. The Nigerian Diaspora totals 15 million around the world, according to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the ...

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Sterling Bank partners Sterling Court on Housing Provision

sterling bank

In its bid to reduce the widening housing deficit in the country, Sterling Court Development, a Pubic Private Partnership Development initiative in collaboration with Lagos State Government through Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area, in financial partnership with Sterling Bank Plc, is set to offer a solution to the acute housing shortage being experienced in the nation particularly in Lagos State ...

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Why Housing Shortage Persists in Lagos

Housing Shortage in Lagos

Decent and affordable housing is one of the basic needs of individuals, family and the community at large. In this piece, we look at the problems associated with housing delivery in Lagos. Despite her huge potentials, why do you think housing shortage persists in Lagos? As a pre-requisite to the survival of man, housing ranks second only to food. Housing ...

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Osinbajo says Nigeria’s housing deficit is too high

Nigeria’s housing deficit

“Nigeria’s housing deficit is too high to be acceptable, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said.”- Punch Osinbajo who spoke at the 2017 Housing Summit in Abuja on Tuesday said, although, no nation had been able to provide all the housing needs of its citizens, the housing crisis in developing countries including Nigeria was very bad. The Vice President, who ...

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How Homelessness affects Children

Homeless Children

According to recent estimates, there are about 108 million Nigerians technically homeless. Often discernible from others in outward appearance, homeless children and youth face unique challenges associated with residential instability that compound many other difficulties associated with living in poverty. In this article, we shall look at how homelessness affects children What Is Homelessness? Homelessness includes a range of experiences, ...

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Developer proffers solution to housing deficit problems

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According to The Tide, a  Port Harcourt-based property developer, Philemon Okwudu says the solution to addressing the housing deficit problems in Nigeria is through the availability of land. Okwudu reasoned that if the country’s housing needs must be met then land should be made available for real estate development. He noted that presently, according to the Land Use Act, all ...

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Housing deficit: shortcoming of the government

Housing deficit: shortcoming of the government

“For about three decades, housing deficit in the country has caused a lot of Nigerians untold hardship worsened by the inability of government at all the levels to match their words with actions.” –The Sun But the federal and state governments had in the past muted the idea of making tenants pay one year tenancy to landlords. This policy, no matter ...

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