Effective Compact Agreements: Improving Public Housing Estates’ Delivery and Post-Construction Management in Nigeria

Paulinus Woka Ihuah*, Lovelin Ifeoma Obi

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Practicing effective compact agreement building among the relevant stakeholders’ in the public housing sector is becoming necessary and indispensable to progress public housing estates development and the
post-construction management. Irrespective of this, evidence of a lack of effectiveness in this area is prevalent, especially in Nigeria, that most public housing estates are uncompleted and have no thereafter management
care. This study assesses the importance and benefits of building an effective compact agreement, to improving the public housing estates delivery and the post-construction management. A qualitative documentary inquiry of
relevant online and visual document resources, shadowed by a revelatory of categories and limits of various information contained in the resources to the singularity in the study was adopted. The Relative Importance
Index (RII) techniques and some SPSS descriptive packages were used in the analysis of the primary data, with the overall results thematically assessed utilising context analysis approach. The study reveals that
improvements in the social housing estates’ development and the post-construction management is realisable and sustainable when a sound and solid treaty is concretised and embraced in the housing estates’ project
development by the relevant stakeholders’. It further underscores that an effective compact agreement in the housing estate development and post-construction management encourages successful: project development and
post-construction management; transparency; good governance; accountability; and sustainability; and that sixteen factors were important in the successful compact building. Accessing appropriate and adequate shelter by people is essential since it improves living conditions and welfare. Studying the importance of an effective compact in public housing estates development and post-construction management exposes and distinguishes the potential benefits to the relevant stakeholders. It assists improve the unattractive physical state of affairs of public housing estates in Nigeria and should be seeing as a best practice in order to achieve public housing estates development and post-construction management sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Research in Business and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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