The Role of Education towards Achieving Sustaining Housing and Environmental Development in Nigeria

Ayedun, C.A ; Oloyede, S.A ; Oluwunmi, A.O ; Akinjare, O.A (2018)

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Education constitutes the most effective means that the society needs to confront the challenges of the world. Succinctly put, the sustainable progress of man depends wholly on educated minds in every walk of life. It is the major factor that can be used to create enduring relationships among people and foster greater respect for the needs of human beings in any situation on earth. The paper examines the possible ways of sustaining existing low-cost housing estates in Lagos State, Nigeria. Lessons from experiences of developed nations on low-cost housing estates welfare mechanisms as it relates to the basis of allocation, usage, periodic maintenance, transferability and social cohesion were ascertained from literature and compared with existing situations in Lagos State. Findings showed that there is need for continuous life learning efforts to be embarked upon and sustained by the three tiers of government in Nigeria towards achieving sustainable housing and environmental development. The study recommends that the three arms of government need to embark on educational re-orientation of Nigerians on sustainable home ownership built on equitable, social, economic and political fair play.