The housing issue has become another contemporary issue emerging in Nigeria and more generally throughout the world. This could be attributed to the insufficient resources for the construction of buildings, as well as other essential elements to stimulate a good housing system capable of solving the daily human problems of settlement both in local and regional communities.

Poor residence can also be attributed to deteriorated housing arrangements, poor land allocation systems, complete or deficient lack of financing, the activities of mortgage institutions and other facilitators, inadequate social services, unsatisfactory environmental conditions, and the absence of open spaces in the desired places.


Housing is essential to the existence of men, including for students at tertiary institutions, accommodations are considered and designed to condense or eradicate barriers in learning environments and to ensure that students are well positioned and fit to address the studies with maximum energy.

There have been cases of students performing well below expectations in their academic activities. This is not because they do not have the idea or the competence to carry out the tasks, but because the poor condition of the house contributed enormously to the low academic and intellectual performance.

A good building always facilitates good motivation and sometimes positively incites people. It naturally makes them feel comfortable in their learning environments and if this comfort is missing, it can affect physical health, safety and necessary privacy.

Poverty levels

Poverty is a major problem driving the lack of adequate and decent housing in Nigeria. Nigeria is a country with enormous wealth and a large population to support trade, a well-developed economy, with many natural resources such as crude oil and natural gas, but the poverty level remains inadequate.

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Nationally, 40% of Nigerians (83 million people) live below the poverty line, while another 25% (53 million) are vulnerable. However, studies have shown that poor living conditions negatively affect physical and mental health.

In addition, inadequate or unsanitary living conditions also contribute to the spread of infections, which increases healthcare costs, prevents people from working, and threatens the well-being of neighboring communities, thus the need for people Regardless of your financial status, position and power, or wealth, to have decent housing has become one of the basic needs for survival.

Like food and clothing, shelter is a fundamental need and often serves as one of the best indicators for assessing a person’s value in society.


Nigeria has the highest number of churches per 30 feet of distance. But, out of this batch, some churches have been able to excel in various spheres. They display capabilities, influences, attract international and local attention and have a huge troop of amazing fans in Nigeria and Africa.

The names of these churches are in many homes or at least will ring a bell even to those who have a stinking grudge against religion and the like.

Religious Organizations and Housing Development in Nigeria
Religious Organizations and Housing Development in Nigeria

This list of churches in Nigeria is ranked based on some parameters such as membership population, local and international influences, number of branches in Nigeria and abroad, popularity, prestige of the creators of general overseers, among others. .

Consequently, faith-based organizations, in their approach to housing issues in Nigeria, stepped forward and continually raised the bar in providing lasting solutions to the housing crisis.

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Church residences

Religious organizations purchase land and share it among members and sometimes give it away for free. Prominent among them is the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Redemption Camp, which is the headquarters of the church, acquired a large tract of land for religious activities and has housing estates where people now live.

The RCCG Redemption Camp, which is land for religious activities, has interestingly set aside large portions of this land for residential purposes and strictly for church members. There, you have residential areas, guest houses, mission houses, and the like that create countless properties from which income is generated.

The RCCG International Guest Suites is another landmark attraction. This is represented as a perfect array of uncompromising hospitality and amenities, including comprehensive business facilities to meet the needs of the most demanding business clients, and the highlights of the building are 565 rooms, including 34 executive suites, 371 villas and 160 guest rooms. , non-smoking rooms, Wi-Fi access in all executive suites and white doors, bedrooms with city views, centralized air conditioning, refrigerator, plasma TV with satellite channels.

Another from RCCG is House Of Praise –Chalets, located in the heart of the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (in addition to the auditorium) at Km 46 Lagos-Ibadan Express Way.

House of Praise Chalets offers maximum comfort for Camp worshipers and visitors with great room rates.

Shiloh Apartments is another one which is located in Redemption City, Km 46 Lagos – Ibadan expressway. It’s about a 5-10 minute walk from the main gate of the big city (Redemption Camp). It is ideally located in the heart of Redemption Camp.

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Camp House Winners Chapel is more like a guest house located at the headquarters of Living Faith Church, Ota, also known as Canaanland. The camp consists of two parts. Camp House A and Camp House B. Camp House A consists of rooms with private bathrooms and small televisions. Church members are frequent guests of the lodge.

The churches’ interest in the heritage economy has helped meet the needs of the people during annual services or large special conferences when people had to stay the night before returning to their various destinations.

People with disabilities have also benefited from this expansion because most people naturally don’t and possibly won’t care about their survival, but the churches up to now have been supporting people with illnesses, accommodating them, and to some extent , helping them deal with basic challenges. holding them down.

No doubt, the churches have done and are doing everything they can to solve this problem, but there is a need for each individual to reach the standard and invest in real estate. It remains to be seen in the coming years what these buildings on the religious grounds will be used for or how they will be managed.

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