Nigeria’s Housing ‘the Worst in The World’

Nigeria's Housing 'the Worst in The World'
Nigeria's Housing 'the Worst in The World'

Nigeria is facing a housing crisis, with conditions among the worst in the world, the UN has warned. More than two thirds of Nigerians are living in poor settlements with a lack of basic amenities, the UN’s housing rapporteur, Leilani Farha, said.

She is quoted by the Reuters news agency as telling journalists in the capital, Abuja, at the end of her 10-day visit to investigate the housing situation in the country’s cities:

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.

Informal settlements are ballooning where conditions are inhumane and perhaps the most severe I have seen worldwide.”


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