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Homelessness in Nigeria reaches 24.4 million

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13% of Nigerians are homeless, this is the highest percentage on the planet.

TVC News Nigeria gives us a report on homelessness in Nigeria.

Nigerians often move to big cities in hopes of finding prosperity and opportunity. However, many of these individuals find themselves struggling to adjust to city life. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including the high cost of living, the fast pace of life, and the lack of social support systems. Additionally, many new arrivals to cities are not educated and able to properly communicate, which can make finding a job and getting around difficult. Most suffer abuse and are forced to work dangerous job for little pay.


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Ask Nigeria
1 day ago

Homelessness in Nigeria reaches 24.4 million – 13% of Nigerians are homeless, this the highest percentage on the planet.  – Express your point of view.

Tjbae
Member
19 seconds ago

Is just so bad with the riches and wealth Nigeria have we are still homeless

Khalifa001
Member
7 hours ago

This a terrific number of homeless people 24.4 million is a lot then I imagine I think the government have to see to it

Oluwaseyi
Member
9 hours ago

It’s so sad that with all the wealth we have in the country, Nigeria still has the highest percentage of homeless people

Tonerol10
Member
10 hours ago

Is too bad, homeless in Nigeria, a country that is rich in natural resources yet the government cannot manage it well for the betterment of the country. What a shame

Abusi
Member
11 hours ago

Unfortunately, alot of Nigerians lack shelter. The government is also not doing enough to curb this menace. Government should build some houses for the less privileged ones, so that it will help reduce their burden of living.

SarahDiv
Member
11 hours ago

It is most unfortunately that a country like ours that has enough resources for self sustainable will have 24.4 million Nigerian homeless.

Okunloye123
Member
12 hours ago

Unrealistic expectation hurts. Moving to a new place is also not a bad idea, but while doing that we should be prepared for the unexpected.

However, some sincerely need help.

I hope some NGOs come to their aid before they lose hope in humanity.

Dimeji0711
Member
12 hours ago

With the way our economy is now rate of poverty is getting high, no jobs, standard of living is hard. These people migrating to city also want to earn good living and live a better but the country is really hard making people to suffer and become homeless. May God help Nigeria.

Ultra0711
Member
13 hours ago

Our bad government and poor economy is to be blame for all this. These homeless people later end up being theft and engaging there self in bad gangs just to survive whereas, our society keeps getting rotten government really needs to interfere.

Adesanyaj72
Member
15 hours ago

Government should ensure they provide free or affordable houses for people; this will help the less privileged lot

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
15 hours ago

The Government need to put in more effort provide a lasting solution to solve problems these people are facing…. not a good news! . what a poor record for a country that claim to be the “Giant of Africa”.

Last edited 15 hours ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Kazeem1
Member
15 hours ago

Most organisations in Nigeria underpay their staff. Now imagine living in an expensive environment; the best thing is to live where suits your budget.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
15 hours ago

Omo this is a lot oo that is why so many crimes are being committed, especially when walking along the bridge at night

Bola12
Member
15 hours ago

I’m sure we have one of the highest amounts of homeless people in the world because this figure im seeing is very alarming. This isn’t nice and should be fixed asap

Yomii
Member
16 hours ago

People should learn to live according to their income and reduce their lavish lifestyle; when they do that, homelessness will be reduced.

Chibuzor
Member
16 hours ago

People should learn to make themselves conversant with wherever they find themselves, so they’ll be able to get jobs

DimOla
Member
16 hours ago

One thing I have come to discover is the fact that most people who seek for jobs lack matching skill for the job. The people who migrated from rural to urban areas that experience homelessness are either without a relative they can put up for a while or financial capacity to rent a apartment in the urban areas.

Tolaniiii
Member
18 hours ago

Omo this number is too high for a self-acclaimed “giant of Africa”, they should put more effort into making sure this figure reduces

theApr
Member
19 hours ago

That’s over 10% of the population. These are the rationale behind crimes and its increase.

Taiwoo
Member
19 hours ago

The government is not doing enough for we the citizens at all, how can people still be homeless in this modern world. They should do better

jdpumping
Member
20 hours ago

More people are moving to big cities but does the so called big cities have housing projects enough to accommodate the influx of people

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
21 hours ago

People need to be provided jobs before they can be able to afford rents and other expenses, the government should work on it

Remi1
Member
22 hours ago

The government needs to provide quick measures to solve this because this is not good at all

Hassan Isa
Member
22 hours ago

The cost of living in this country is too high, many people can’t even afford rent for God’s sake

Adeolastan
Member
1 day ago

The statistics given in the news may not be right because the level of rural to urban migration it’s really cause for concern.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 day ago

Homelessness in Nigeria become the highest in the planet that is very worse of us. The rate of poverty is too much, no jobs, standard of living is hard. Something must be done it is getting worse people are suffering. May God save us all