1 POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING IN LAGOS
The paper examined the trend of population, its organic growth, the proportion of housing requirements and response mechanism by various stakeholders.
1.2.1 POPULATION AND SETTLEMENT CHARACTERISTICS
Lagos State is the smallest state in Nigeria from a land area of 4km2 on the Island, and an estimated population of 28, 518 in 1871 to an area of 62.8km2 and population of 126,108 in 1931. Between 1901 and 1950, population growth rate was at 3.3% per annum while it rose to 18.6% between 1950 and 1963 [George, 2010]. The increment in population is complimented by vibrant economic status which continued to encourage population growth, Therefore, in 1963, the total population increased from 1.4 million to 3.5 million in 1975. In 1978, the population grew from 3.8 million to 4.13 million in 1979 and 5.8 million in 1985. In 1990, the population was 7.7 million, 10.28…
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