Shortage of affordable homes hits Nigeria’s Abuja

Despite a construction boom, the capital’s rents are among Africa’s highest, affecting the average person the most.

Nigeria’s capital Abuja is a city under construction.

Hundreds of new homes are built each month. But all too often, they are priced beyond the reach of the average person. As a result, most of them remain empty.

Rents in the country are among the highest in Africa.

Those who cannot afford to pay those rents are forced to live far away from their workplaces.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports.

Source: Al Jazeera