The Nigerian Armed Forces were established to protect the country from external aggressors, and many have noted that the forces have performed admirably from their inception. Analysts, on the other hand, emphasize the need for the government to offer a proper working environment for the military, particularly in terms of acceptable housing, in order to aid its efforts to provide quality service delivery (Adeniyi, 2004).

The majority of the armed services’ barracks are currently dilapidated, and numerous soldiers are not quartered in barracks, according to reports from across the country. This is not to say that the Nigerian government has ignored the military’s housing needs, as it has taken some proactive initiatives.

Despite many government initiatives, the housing scarcity persists because supply falls well short of demand (Ogunshakin and Olayiwola, 1992). Because of the authoritarian nature of the profession, housing programs aimed at low-income troops generally end up with the wealthier senior officers.

Despite annual budgets of billions for barracks maintenance, military barracks around the country are in desperate need of rehabilitation and in many cases lack enough accommodation for soldiers (Daily Trust, 18th March 2015). Military barracks in Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, and other locations are likewise characterized by many buildings in disrepair, with damaged doors, windows, and leaking roofs, according to Daily Trust (2015).


Inadequate housing and accommodation for military troops is primarily a crisis scenario that manifests and expresses itself quantitatively and qualitatively. Lack of comfort and inadequate infrastructure, as well as traffic, unsanitary conditions, high concentrations, and a lack of order, all contribute to dreadful experiences endured by the vast majority of military people. The spatial product of this problem is not only in the rapid appearance and deployment of an environmental problem in the Nigerian military barracks, but also in the rapid development and deployment of an environmental problem in the Nigerian military barracks. However, the researcher is examining the issue of insufficient military lodging, with a particular focus on the Nigerian Army.


The following are the study’s objectives:

The purpose of this study is to look into the issue of insufficient accommodation for military personnel in Nigeria.

To assess the government’s commitment to providing enough housing for Nigerian Army soldiers.

Determine what is preventing the provision of adequate housing for Nigerian Army personnel.


Is there a problem in Nigeria with military troops not having enough places to stay?
What is the government’s commitment to providing enough housing for Nigerian Army personnel?
What factors are preventing the provision of adequate housing for Nigerian Army personnel?


The following are some of the study’s implications:

The findings of this study will raise awareness of the problem of insufficient housing and accommodation for Nigerian Army soldiers among the Nigerian government, the Nigerian Army authority, and the general public, with the goal of providing solutions.
This research will also serve as a resource base for other academics and researchers interested in conducting additional research in this sector, and if used properly, will go a long way toward providing fresh explanations for the topic.


This study will examine the state of accommodation facilities in Nigerian Army barracks around the country in order to assess the problem of insufficient lodging for military personnel.


J.A. Abiodun, J.A. Abiodun, J.A. Abiodun, J.A. Abiodun, J p ed Onibokun Housing in Nigeria: A Reader’s Guide NISER, Ibadan, 2005, pp. 49-63.
The Provision of Housing by E.O. Adeniyi Ibadan is a test of African military performance. Daily Trust, 18th March 2015, NISER reprint series 96, pg 701–710, NISER reprint series 96, NISER reprint series 96, NISER reprint series 96, NISER
The Collapse of Official Housing Policy in Nigeria, Ogunshakin and Olayiwola L. Habitat International Vol.16, No.1 1992.
Okpala Housing Tenure in Nigeria, D.C.I. Housing Policy, the necessity for Rethinking of existing emphasis, Publication of Nigerian Association of Housing Corporation Vol. 2 No.1 1985


Financial constraints – A lack of funds impedes the researcher’s efficiency in locating relevant materials, literature, or information, as well as in the data gathering procedure (internet, questionnaire and interview).
Time constraint: The researcher will be working on this subject while also doing other academic tasks. As a result, the amount of time spent on research will be reduced.

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