Factors for the implementation of affordable federal public housing policies in south-south region of Nigeria

Iheme, JO 2017, Factors for the implementation of affordable federal public housing policies in south-south region of Nigeria , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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The challenges arising from the provision of affordable low-income public housing in many developing countries are suggested to be as a result of improper implementation of low-income housing policies. Even though various housing policies from these countries, which include Nigeria, promised to meet basic housing needs at an affordable cost, these promises have been left without fulfillment. Thus, housing problems in these countries, with Nigeria in focus, have increased due to some prevailing factors inhibiting successful policy implementation. As a result, governments of these countries face tremendous pressure to provide affordable public housing, especially for the low-income groups.

Over the years, it has been witnessed that there has been ineffectiveness in the provision of affordable public housing for the low-income groups in the South-South region; this difficulty is seen particularly in the very poor living standards amongst the low-income groups in this region. Although it is noted that there were and still is some form of affordable housing delivery programmes initiated by past and present governments, these have not still been able to meet housing demand. Moreover, the quality of the provided housing stock is also under substantial scrutiny regarding standard, adequacy, and livability. These barriers to implementation effectiveness is suggested to be as a result of the following identified factors; poor implementation management, poor project location, inadequate project inspection, injustice and corruption in distribution and allocation, lack of an effective strategy evaluation system and a compromised stakeholder consultative system are the identified limiting factors against a successful low-income public housing implementation system. The effect of these factors on implementation success has, therefore, left Nigeria in the category of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) of the world. Despite the huge investments made by past and present government to rebuilding Nigeria through the housing and infrastructural development, public housing provision is still moving at a very slow speed, which has justified that formulation of policies alone is not enough to solving public housing problems, but the effective implementation of formulated policies.

These, therefore, highlight the need for an improved approach to advance the system to enhance affordable public housing policy implementation system in the country especially in the South-South region. Thus, this study aims to propose a model that could stand as a guideline of actions to facilitate improvement in the implementation of affordable federal public housing policies that will promote an effective housing provision for the low-income group in the region. Furthermore, the study as a descriptive, explanatory research employed the use of mixed methods research strategy to identify and explain the impacts of the prevailing factors identified as barriers to the implementation of affordable public housing policy in the region.

Moreover, bearing in mind the huge housing deficit in the region especially in the area of affordable public housing, the model as developed is expected to be useful to the government because it could guide policy implementers through the effective strategic actions required to improve the system. It could also inform stakeholders operating in the public housing sector, especially in the federal public housing sector on the damage and negative impact these identified factors have on the public housing sector and its recommendation could effectively improve implementation performance for a successful low-income public housing provision in the region.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Depositing User: JO Iheme
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 14:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44156

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