By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia. If managed effectively, Africa’s cities will drive the continent’s economic growth, and thereby help reduce poverty.
As Nigeria strives to meet the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals; Omoh Odunbaku, Human Settlement Officer of the Regional Office for Africa at the UN-Habitat joins CNBC Africa to discuss urbanization and the challenges of achieving affordable housing in Nigeria.
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