Addressing Housing Deficiency Through Social Housing

In the hierarchy of needs, housing comes second after food. Given the prominence of housing, most Nigerians are of the opinion that it is yet to be given serious thought by government in all tiers. This is against the background of statistics that indicate that Nigeria has a housing deficit of 16 million units for a population of 150 million; a staggering number by all indications. LEADERSHIP's Chizoba Ogbeche examines the role of social housing in providing affordable shelter for Nigerians.