A property consultant, Mr Tunde Makanjuola, has urged the
three tiers of government in the country to build more low-income houses that
are affordable to middle and low-income earners.
Makanjuola, a managing partner with Katalyst Integrated
Services, Lagos, said in Lagos, that the various governments needed to invest
more in low-income houses.
He said that building such houses would ensure an effective
increase in housing supply and quality.
“The benefits to be achieved by building more accommodation
for people in the middle and low class levels are quite enormous for our
economy,” he said.
He said that every Nigerian was endowed with the
constitutional right to affordable housing, adding that it was imperative for
the three tiers of government to satisfy the human right to shelter.
Makanjuola said that the various governments should partner
investors in the nation’s formal housing sector to attain the goal of “adequate
accommodation for all Nigerians’’.
“Those that constitute the informal housing sector can also
be brought on board; their input got for providing adequate houses for every
adult person in the country,’’ he said.