Abuja copes with housing crisis

As affordable housing scheme fails, Nigerians are being priced out of the capital into satellite towns.

    Abuja has grown into one of Africa's most expensive cities since it was built out of a 1970s oil boom.

    Wealthy politicians and tycoons are among the elite who call the Nigerian capital home. But many others have been priced out, including hundreds of thousands of civil servants who keep the government running.

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Abuja, on why a scheme to build affordable housing is failing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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