Daramola, Samuel Adedeji and Alagbe, Oluwole Ajala and Aduwo, Bridgette and Ogbiye, Samuel
Public-Private Partnership and Housing Delivery in Nigeria.
In: African Union of Architects Congress on Urbanization in Africa, 23-28 May, 2005, Abuja, Nigeria..
Housing delivery is one of the major problems confronting the underdeveloped world. Several housing policies are put in place but the housing cannot be delivered. Not only is the population growth rate outweighs the rate of housing provision, the actual housing delivery processes are more often than not over-ambitious to the extent of not being sustainable. This problem has remained absolutely intractable in Nigeria. Unfortunately, the United Nations Human Settlement Programmes, seem to have created more problems than solving them. The New Housing Policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria in consonance with the United Nations ‘Agenda 21’ advocated the need for private sector partnership with the public sector in housing delivery. The increasing involvement of the multinational companies in the private partnership sector of housing provision and delivery in Nigeria is getting more and more uncomfortable for the national economy. For any success to be recorded, the active involvement of the populace would be most desirable. The government’s involvement should be limited to site and services level. The paper concluded that the on–going public-private partnership would not proffer the desired solution, rather re-empower the multinational construction companies who are essentially billed purely to make profits.
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