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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2015, 1(1), 11-17
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-1-1-3
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Housing Rehabilitation Strategy as Enabling Approach for Development of Rural Housing Poverty in Nigeria

Gbadebo Moses Ajibola1 and Adeoti Sanmi2,

1Department of Quantity Surveying, The federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

2Department of urban and Regional Planning, The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti Nigeria

Pub. Date: September 16, 2015

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Gbadebo Moses Ajibola and Adeoti Sanmi. Housing Rehabilitation Strategy as Enabling Approach for Development of Rural Housing Poverty in Nigeria. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2015; 1(1):11-17. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-1-1-3


Generally, poverty is taken as lack of access to basic human needs of which housing is paramount. In fact in Nigeria like other developing countries where the majorities are poor, the necessity of housing for survival apart from food cannot be over-emphasized. Actually, the link between housing and poverty will be better appreciated when a house is viewed as economic resources, providing space for production and access to income earning opportunities. Hence the paper made use of secondary survey to take cognizance of the appalling condition of rural housing sector in Nigeria. It also takes note of the past rural development strategies in the country which were not only poorly implemented but equally failed to address the issue of rural housing delivery. The paper therefore comes up with a package of rehabilitation strategy as a panacea for the rural development to alleviate poverty in the country.

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