Planning and Governance of Urban Development in Nigeria

Research Report

Published: 07 August 2018 12:00

By Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah and Oluwole Morenikeji

This research sought to examine the system of urban land acquisition, planning, and governance for informal land development in Nigeria. It was based on empirical evidence from two informal communities: Nyikangbe in Minna (Niger State) and Ugbo Odogwu in Enugu (Enugu State).

Findings reinforce the relevance of the informal urban development system. It is recognised that although the informal development system and its outcomes have weaknesses, it plays a relevant role in urban development and there are lessons that could be drawn from the system to inform Nigeria’s quest to achieve sustainable urban development and management.