Motives and Motivation for Implementation of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Housing Provision in Nigeria

Paschal Onyemaechi, Martin Samy


Purpose – The federal government of Nigeria in December 2011 formally adopted Public Private Partnership (PPP) as an
alternative housing delivery option for Nigeria. However, evidence from available literature indicates there is the lack of
empirical evidence on how the private and public sector can be better motivated to achieve improved results in PPP housing.
The research therefore, investigated the Motives and Motivation for partnership between public and private sector in housing
provision in Nigeria. The specific objectives are to identify and examine the motivating factors for the partnership of public and
private sector operators in housing provision in Nigeria and examine how these factors can be enhanced to achieve better
outcome for PPP housing in Nigeria. Methodology – A total of 24 housing PPP experts from both public and private sectors
operators directly involved in the selected 8 case studies were selected and interviewed. Findings: The study indicates that
derive to provide affordable housing, develop towns and cities, reduce acute housing shortage, eliminating of budget constraint,
profit making and faster project completion are the motives and motivating factors for the government in PPP housing in Nigeria
while the motivating factors for the private sector includes profit maximisation, large demand market, fast approvals. The study
also indicated that to enhance these factors, there is need for a reform of the PPP housing policy to encourage and support
private sector participation. Recommendation/Implication: The findings of the study implies that there is need to amend the
PPP laws and policy with a view to encouraging and supporting the participation of the private sector in housing provision.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2p149

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