Public Private Partnership for Affordable Housing in Abuja Nigeria: A Review
Yahaya Ahmed* and Ibrahim Atan Bin Sipan
Public private partnership was recently recognized as an option to end the current crisis of housing shortage and affordable housing in the country by the Nigerian government in line with UN recommendation. This studies aim to identify the challenges of PPP for provision of affordable housing in Abuja. The study based on review found that PPP has not made any significant contribution in providing affordable housing; rather it is suddenly change towards providing housing for high- and middle-income earners. The paper reveals that the challenge of PPP for affordable housing provision as the Acquisition and access to land, high dependent of foreign building materials, adequate housing finance, difficulty of accessibility to mortgage facilities and land titles, poor Infrastructural facilities and cost recovery among others. It therefore suggests that the government should provide land at no cost, encouraging the use of local building materials at low price, provision of more financial institution at little or no interest, establishment of an effective mortgage system and incorporation of assisted-self-help and incremental housing into the Public–Private-Partnership housing delivery system will ensure better results. Consequently, there is possibility for government to develop a framework for PPP to achieve it dream by providing affordable housing in Abuja Nigeria.
Volume: Volume 24
Issues: Issue 2
Keywords: Affordable Housing, Public Private Partnership, Abuja, Nigeria