International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Evaluation of Housing Provision during the Last Two Decades in the Context of Nigeria: A Case Study in Ogbomoso
Akinyode Babatunde Femi, Dr. Tareef Hayat Khan

Among the basic necessities of man, the importance of shelter is immense. In the context of Nigerian urban centres, the problem of housing is the most critical. Private developers have contributed immensely towards the provision of housing. This research tries to look into the rate of housing provision within the city of Ogbomoso, a strategic city in Nigeria, and evaluate the attempts to meet the housing demand. Data was collected within the last two local governments in Ogbomoso between 1991 and 2011. Statistical analysis was drawn to further ascertain the result. The study revealed that there is a significant increase in the housing demand in spite of increase in the provision of housing supply within this period. That led to shortage in housing supply thereby leading an increase in house rent. This study recommends that review by Federal government policy is needed to reduce or eliminate the pressure on housing.

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