Ibem, Eziyi O. and Anosike, N. M, and Azuh, Dominic E.
Challenges in public housing provision in the post
independence era in Nigeria.
International Journal of Human Sciences, 8 (2).
This study investigated the contextual and organizational challenges in public housing
provision in Nigeria in the post independence era. It was motivated by dearth of empirical
studies on organizational challenges in public housing in this country. Using data derived
from a survey of fifteen public housing agencies in southern Nigeria, the study found that
scarcity of housing finance, lack of consistency and continuity in housing policy formulation
and poor implementation strategies, unfavorable political environment and declining
population of tradesmen in the construction industry were key contextual challenges
militating against public housing provision. In addition, low level of inter-agencies
collaborations, poor staff motivation and rewarding system as well as inadequate operational
equipment and vehicles were responsible for the inability of public housing agencies to
deliver on their housing mandate in the study area. The paper suggests that stable polity,
consistency in housing policies and programs and capacity building in public housing
agencies through public-private partnerships are needed to improve on the quantity and
quality of public housing in Nigeria
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