New Town Developments in Ogun State: Issues, Lessons and Prospects

Nubi, T.G. ; Osagie, J.U. (2010-02-01)

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Shelter no doubt has been universally accepted as the second basic need of man after food due to its desirable qualities as a source of income generation, and social status. (Lawal 1997). It is therefore not surprising to note the increasing need for shelter in Nigeria due to the rapid rate of population increase especially in the urban areas. According to The Guardian Newspapers, 2003, a combination of certain factors are responsible for this notably, the urban bias in public investments reflected in the location of industries, provision of amenities and the prevalence of opportunities coupled with high birth rate, low death rate and the economic forces of unemployment and under employment.