Understanding and Addressing the Housing Crisis in Nigeria: Causes, Challenges, and Solutions

In Nigeria, the shortage of housing units poses a significant challenge, particularly in urban areas, affecting millions of people. According to the World Bank, the country needs about 700,000 housing units annually to meet the demand of its growing population, but only 100,000 are provided. Consequently, there is a housing deficit of at least 17 million units that is expected to increase as the population doubles by 2050.