HDAN Presses for Political Will to Tackle Looming Housing Deficit Amidst Under Bridge Tenants’ Plight

Olivia Pressman
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The Housing Development Advocacy Network (HDAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the Housing Industry amidst looming housing Crisis in the country.

This passionate plea comes on the heels of the discovery by the Lagos State government recently unearthing several dwelling places beneath the Dolphin Estate bridge in Ikoyi, Lagos. These under-bridge apartments comprised 86 partitioned rooms, measuring “10×10 and 12×10” in size, with occupants paying an average annual rent of N250,000 each.

HDAN makes the appeal to the administration of President Tinubu to take a more pragmatic approach to the Housing situation in the Country. This is owing to the fact that the Discovery by the Lagos State Government mirrors the Housing deficit in Nigeria.

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The above scenario is but a tiny silver of such dwellings that are spread across the Country. Economic downturn has further added pressure to the Housing Industry, as Citizens are now subjected to difficult, inhumane Conditions.

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This glaring fact that individuals are now compelled to reside underneath bridges mirrors the stark reality of the prevailing poverty within the country, underscoring the situation of housing in the Country. Urgent Government intervention is needed to stem this tide and bridge the gap, so as to enable Citizens have access to decent living Conditions.

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