UN-Habitat in Nigeria
Country Information

Total Value of UN-HABITAT Investments: US$ 4,228,613

Total Number of UN-HABITAT Projects: 7 projects

Capital:  Abuja

Major Cities:  The largest country in Africa, Nigeria has 36 states and a few of the main cities are Kano, Ibadan, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Benin City, Maiduguri, Zaria, Aba & Jos.

UN-HABITAT has been working in several cities mainly in Akure, Ondo, Owo, Okitipupa, Ikare and Ore, Lafia, Doma, Karu, Keffi, Oshogbo, Ile Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ede, Ejigbo, Ila Orangun, Ikire and Ikirun.





US$262.6  billion


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source: World bank report







Donors: The main donor of UN-HABITAT projects has been the Government of  Nigeria. Other donors are ECOWAS, Germany and The Federal University of Technology

Implementing Partners:  Mainly State Government agencies, Ministries of Housing and Urban Planning, Youth and Sports, Planning and Budget, Energy; Others were ECOWAS, UNIDO, BMZ/GIZ, UNDP.


Project Description
Project Objective

Socio-Economic and Urban Renewal Programme for Ondo State of Nigeria
The overall objective of this project is to improve the socio-economic and quality of life for the people of Ondo state.  This project will build on the success and experience of the urban renewal programme and specifically focus on providing participating cities with capacities to improve urban policies and strategies that are  supportive of Local Economic development, improve land management policies,  instruments and tools that facilitate the negotiated supply of serviced urban land,   efficient land use and land-based finances, improve availability and accessibility of urban data info for planning and budgeting and improve facilities and entrepreneurship capacities for young men and women.
Urban economy

Launch of the "Strengthening Partnerships for a New Arrican Urban Agenda"
IDF project, to prepare the signing ceremony for the grant funding from Nigeria during GC24 and to field a mission to discuss the take-off of the Strengthening Partnerships programme
Research and capacity development

Establishment of HAPSO Abuja, Nigeria
For the Habitat programme support office in Nigeria that will coordinate UN-Habitat programe and promote the goal of the Habitat Agenda and the monitoring of MDGs.
Urban land, legislation and governance

Development of Structure plans for the 4 cities to promote sustainable human settlements development and management and the attainment of HABITAT Agenda, the goals of Nasarawa State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (NASEEDS), and monitoring MDGs.
Urban planning and design

Development of the Ibadan Abidjan urban Energy Corridor for Sustainable Urbanisation and Economic Growth
IDF project to promote sustainable urbanization and adequate shelter for all through adequate urban planning processes and affordable access to modern energy services
Urban basic services

Development of structure /Master plans for nine cities in the State of Osun, Nigeria
To strengthen the State and the Local Governments responsible for the planning and management of the 9 cities to adopt City Development Strategies that will guide their growth and development for the next 20 years
Urban Planning and Design

Mainstreaming energy and resource efficiency measures into building codes, building policies and building practices in Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon
to assist the government of Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon to integrate policy measures on energy and resource efficiency in buildings
Urban Basic Services Branch