Ministry, NPC Collaborate On Veritable Housing Deficit Data


By Perpetua Onuegbu

Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, says the ministry is collaborating with the National Population Commission (NPC) to produce verifiable and credible data on the actual number of Nigeria’s housing deficit.

Dangiwa disclosed this at a meeting with a delegation of NPC led by its Chairman, Hon. Nasir Kwarra and some Commissioners on Monday in Abuja.

Speaking at the meeting, he said the objective of the meeting was to address one of Nigeria’s most pressing data challenges of accurately determining the extent of the housing deficit in the country.

“For years, our nation has grappled with conflicting and unsubstantiated figures regarding this crisis.

“The range of estimates, varying from 17 million to 28 million, has not only been a source of embarrassment but also a hindrance to effective policy making and strategic planning.

“I believe it is time to change this narrative and take coordinated action to bring clarity and…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria