Journal of
Land Management and Appraisal

  • Abbreviation: J. Land Manag. Appraisal
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2354-1741
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLMA
  • Start Year: 2017
  • Published Articles: 15

Full Length Research Paper

Home ownership determinants of the hausa-fulani ethnic group in Lagos, Nigeria

Gambo, Y.L.
  • Gambo, Y.L.
  • Department of Estate Management, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
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Abayomi, J.O.
  • Abayomi, J.O.
  • Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos, Nigeria
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Olusola, O.J.
  • Olusola, O.J.
  • Department of Estate Management, Yaba College of Technologyy, Lagos, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 06 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 09 June 2017
  •  Published: 30 June 2017


Although many studies have been conducted in I he developed and developing world on the determinants of home ownership, very few attempts have been made to reveal these determinants in Nigeria. This study IK/.V designed to explore the determinants of home ownership among the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group lit Lagos, the most urbanized city in Nigeria, Multinomial Logit Model of three tenure choice alternatives of owning, renting and squatting was employed in determining the factors influencing home-ownership decision among this population subgroup using predictor variables ranging from socio-economic to demographic characteristics of the group A total of 27ft household heads were sampled and findings indicate that permanent income is not one of the determinants of home ownership among this group in Lagos and other factors such as permanent employment, family presence, place of birth and Yoruba language proficiency are better predictors. It was recommended that government should ensure that other ethnic groups that are in minority in Lagos have access to land so as to facilitate homeownership in Lagos State. 
Keywords: Hausa-FuIani, Home-ownership, Multinomial Logit Model