Management Of Mass Housing In Nigeria (A Case Study Of Royal Valley Housing Estate)

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Management Of Mass Housing In Nigeria (A Case Study Of Royal Valley Housing Estate)

Chapter One


1.1 Background of Study

Management is very essential in all establishments whether private or public. Also, management is very useful in all sector of economy such as Health, Agriculture, Water resources, Power, Works and Communication as well as aviation ministries. Unfortunately we would discover that nearly all our sector of economy failed as a result of lack of proper management despite the fact that we spent a lot of money on these sectors.

However, this case also affect the construction industry whereby there are a lot of project abandoned as a result of bankrupts, insolvency and inadequate planning by contractor before embark on the project. All these problems can be traced to lack of proper management of contractor before embark on a project.

As a result of these, this research centers on how to manage the mass housing construction project with in the available limited resources (in terms of finance and human resources) and times to achieve the goals.

1.2 Statement of Problem

Many books have been written in the past on mass housing project by the professional/development but most of this books tails to apply the detail of management to answer the questions of how can the mass housing project be manage in other to meet the demand of both investor and inducers likewise what are the role that consultant can play toward successful of the project.

1.3 Research Question

What are the various methods of financing and procuring the project particularly in Kwara State Ilorin, metropolis.

1.4 Aim of Study

To highlight the various method used in managing the mass housing and determine the appropriate one to meet the demand of both client and end user.

1.5 Objective of the Study

  1. To highlight the various techniques employ to mass housing construction
  2. To determine the appropriate method of managing construction finance and human resources.
  3. To identify a ways of discouraging and the causes of abandoning the project.

1.6 Scope and Limitation of the Study

The research is restricted to the principle of managing the mass housing employ in Kwara State only. It also study the various methods of financing and procuring the project particular in Ilorin metropolis.

1.7 Significant of the Study

  1. The client will benefit from this research interms of having the best from what he invested.
  2. This research will assist the developer to have a good return for his investment.
  3. This research will also help the end users to meet their needs interms of comfort and functionality of building.
  4. Contractor will also benefit term of how he can manage his project to avoid bankruptcy.
  5. It will also assist the consultant to the mass housing project.

1.8 Definition of Terms


Wilkinson and Foster (1993) define management as the process of manipulating of resources at achieve.


A large number


Oxford dictionary define housing as the accommodation in houses.

Mass Housing:

A large number houses planned and built by local authority or other organization.

Chapter Five

Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

5.0 Introduction

This section deal with summary, conclusion and recommendation

5.1 Summary

The interview carried out shows that the management of mass housing entail alots of things but basically the following should be noted in order to have a successful project.

  1. Considered who should handle the project whether it is private developer or public developer.
  2. Using the appropriate sources of finance
  3. Consider the type of procurement to be used.

From the findings, it is clear that most of the project abandoned, poor jobs are as a result of fault from the developer/construction firm that execute the project. Also from our finding again it clear that out of six or seven project executed in Ilorin metropolis from the past ten years, the most successful one are the one handled by the private developers, using labour only method and using the mortgage banks as their source of fund for the project.
It was also found that those poor project are as result of their poor supervision of project and this later trace to lack of basic knowledge of principle of management.

5.2 Conclusion

The following are the conclusion on the finding.

  1. That the experience private developer should be allow to handle the mass housing project.
  2. Also consideration should be given to source of finance to be adopted in order to have successful completion of project.
  3. Likewise the proper selection of the procurement method to be used also play an important role towards successful completion of the project.
  4. Also lack of knowledge of basic principle of management by the project manager of the construction firm or developer also leads to the abandoning the project.

5.3 Recommendation

From the study, the following recommendations were made:

  1. That the client aspiring to undertake a mass housing project should make proper consultation from professional or consultant as to the type of the procurement to be used.
  2. That whenever the government want to undertake a mass housing it is better to use private developer than the public one
  3. The project manager should always adopt the principle of management to their instruction work for this will help them to achieve the good.

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