NIGERIAN ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice."
~Proverbs 31: 8-9
THE ENERGY CRISIS

  • Nigeria has acute power supply challenges;

  • Majority of Nigerians have no access to electricity;

  • 40% of energy generated in Nigeria is wasted;

  • At least 60 million Nigerians own generators;

  • Huge sums are spent on fuel & maintenance;

  • With global warming, the country is getting hotter!

THE WATER & SANITATION CRISIS

  • Many Nigerians do not have access to clean water;
  • Many Nigerians do not have access to improved sanitation;
  • People often have to walk long distances to fetch water.
  • FAO says Nigeria will face water shortage by 2025

Sustainable Design Principles

It is Comprehensive Design Services’ firm belief that a multi-disciplinary approach to the resolution of the above-mentioned challenges presents opportunities for Nigerian world leadership in sustainable design and engineering of the built environment.  

Without trials, there can be no triumphs.

Sustainability then becomes a powerful tool for equitable social transformation.

 

 

THE POVERTY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CRISIS

  • The population is approximately 170 million;

  • 63% of the population lives below the poverty line;

  • Unemployment is estimated to be 23.9%; 

  • Life expectancy is 52 years;

  • Human Development Index (HDI) is 0.49 (2013)

THE HOUSING CRISIS

  • Nigeria is experiencing a 16 million housing-unit deficit

  • 80% of Nigerians live in substandard housing conditions

  • Home ownership is at approximately 20%

  • Mortgage penetration is approximately 4%

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