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Not yet affordable housing despite high promises

The housing sector of any country can mar or boost the economy, depending on the manner government wants to run its policies.It is instructive that there is a lot of obvious difference in the way the government accords its priorities on the different sector of the economy.But no matter how an administration looks at housing,…

The UN and Nigeria’s housing crisis

Leilana Farha, the United Nations’ (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, has called attention to the housing crisis in Nigeria. According to her, “Nigeria’s housing sector is in a complete crisis. Existing programmes will hardly make even a small dent in addressing the ever-growing housing need.” Farha, who made this known while…

Nigeria must act to stop housing crisis and forced evictions: UN rights expert

The warning from Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, follows her 10-day visit to Africa’s most populous country. Newly built luxury dwellings are springing up throughout cities – made possible often through the forced eviction of poor communities – Independent UN rights expert, Leilani Farha Informal settlements were “ballooning” and…