Housing Shortage for Nigeria’s Police Force: Only 30,000 Out of 340,000 Have Access

A significant housing shortage has been revealed among Nigeria’s police force. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Cooperative Mortgage Bank Ltd., Femi Adewole, only about 30,000 out of a total estimated force of 340,000 policemen have access to adequate housing. This means that a staggering 310,000 officers are currently lacking proper living arrangements.

Adewole made this disclosure at the maiden edition of the Nigeria Police Housing Summit, themed “Renewed Hope for Police Housing in Nigeria”. He highlighted the urgent need for an affordable housing policy framework that specifically benefits members of the police force.

This lack of access to housing could have a negative impact on police morale and performance. Affordable housing options are crucial for officers, especially considering that many have low incomes. Adewole emphasized the need for a clear and long-term plan to address this challenge, including financing strategies and ensuring affordability.

The summit aimed to bring stakeholders together to discuss solutions for improving police housing in Nigeria. Addressing this housing deficit is essential for creating a more stable and well-equipped police force.


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