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Impact of Ethno-Religious Violence on Housing Delivery in Nigeria

Alagbe, O. A. and Ekhaese, E. N. and Daramola , S. A. (2015) Impact of Ethno-Religious Violence on Housing Delivery in Nigeria. Impact of Ethno-Religious Violence on Housing Delivery in Nigeria. pp. 1-19.

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Nigeria is an agglomeration of different ethnic nationalities with multiplicity of religious inclination of which Christianity and Islam are the dominant. The high level of intra and inter-ethnic rivalry between ethnic nationalities and extreme religious intolerance has resulted in many catastrophic clashes. These clashes have unquantifiable debilitating effects on the equilibrium of housing supply and delivery. The paper through deductive approach from secondary data in literature review, and descriptive analysis, examined the various ethno-religious violence from post-independence Nigeria and their causes in other to establish the impact on the housing sector. Findings revealed that the importance of houses in the African set up is beyond mere shelter, but are sacred and generational assets worth bequeathing. This underscores the reason it becomes target for attacks during ethno-religious violence. Deductive inferences made indicated that the more the loss of lives, the more number of internally is placed persons, the more the severity of the violence on housing and number of displaced persons. The study concluded that conflict resolution strategies are most required for a sustainable urban housing growth

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethno-religious, violence, housing, Housing Delivery, Conflict Resolution, Nigeria
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2014 20:05
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 08:46

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