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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPS) FOR HOUSING LOW-INCOME EARNERS IN NIGERIA

Ibem, Eziyi O. and Aduwo, B. E. and Paschal Onyemaechi, D.O. (2017) CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPS) FOR HOUSING LOW-INCOME EARNERS IN NIGERIA. In: Advances in Business and Management. nove science publishers, New york, pp. 145-168. ISBN 978-1-53611-930-5

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Abstract

Since 2002 when the Nigerian government gave official recognition to public-private partnerships (PPPs) in housing, several PPP housing projects have been implemented in this country. However, the challenges and opportunities in PPP for housing the low-income urban residents who incidentally have the most critical housing needs in Nigeria are not clearly understood. This paper examines the challenges and opportunities in PPP for housing the low-income urban residents in Nigeria. The paper relies on a systematic review of research literature and empirical data derived from oral interviews with 27 experts in nine PPP housing projects in Nigeria to achieve its goal. The paper reveals that the PPP experience in the Nigerian housing sector has mainly been in the provision of housing for the high-income earners; and also that the main reasons why PPP has not made any significant contribution to housing for the low-income earners in Nigeria were poor access to housing finance and developable land, the lack of uniform national policy on PPP in housing and over emphasis on housing for the high-income earners by the operators of PPP housing projects. The paper argues that although these challenges are not new to the Nigerian housing sector, PPP in housing for the low-income people presents a plethora of opportunities in promoting popular participation in public housing provision, encouraging the adoption of realistic housing standards; the use of local building materials; and leveraging the existing huge housing supply deficit in Nigeria to achieve efficiency in large scale production of affordable housing. The paper concludes by suggesting that further research is needed to explore how Nigeria can take maximum advantage of these opportunities in PPP in housing for the low-income earners.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: PPP, Low income Housing, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Dr. Egidario Aduwo
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 10:23
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 10:23
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8164

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