Rethinking Strategies:Developing Urban PoorCommunities & ImprovingLocal Governance

With population growth outstripping economic growth in Nigeria, there is great need to worry about the delivery of social welfare for the population especially in urban cities. The country’s urban population has been experiencing a rapid rise since 2010, and is expected to grow from 60 million to almost 300 million inhabitants in cities. High urban population growth rate in Nigeria has translated into an unprecedented demand for land and spaces in urban cities, ultimately leading to more informal poor settlements (otherwise known as slums)

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