Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014, Page: 47-54
Interest Groups and Housing Provision in Nigeria: A Review Study
Mallo Maren Daniel, Department of Building, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Samuel Danjuma Wapwera, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Nehemiah Yakubu Sanda, Department of Building, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Eniola Samuel Olutunde, Department of Estate Management, School of Environmental Studies, The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 9, 2014;       Accepted: Oct. 24, 2014;       Published: Oct. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.jwer.20140304.12      View  2900      Downloads  215
Abstract
There is an increasing involvement of interest groups in Nigeria’s housing processes. Prior research has examined their contribution but focusing on the cooperative sector. This study bridge the gap by examining the housing activities of interest groups in a broader perspective. Documentary research method was employed with a view to collecting large volume of data for analysis. The analysis confirmed the existence of multiple interest groups: those operating across the globe, those operating within the continental space of Africa and those that operate within Nigeria. Interestingly, these interest groups have forged partnerships that benefits Nigeria’s housing system in respect of funding, policy advocacy and research. These relationships deserve empirical study that would critically examine the variables that influence their outcomes. Secondly, the relationship of international and local interest groups is furthering the integration of the Nigerian housing sub-sector first, into the global economy, and second, into the continental economy of Africa. The benefits and challenges associated with this integration need to be empirically studied.
Keywords
Interest Groups, Housing, Housing Finance, Housing Market, Policy Advocacy, Nigeria
To cite this article
Mallo Maren Daniel, Samuel Danjuma Wapwera, Nehemiah Yakubu Sanda, Eniola Samuel Olutunde, Interest Groups and Housing Provision in Nigeria: A Review Study, Journal of World Economic Research. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 47-54. doi: 10.11648/j.jwer.20140304.12
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