Relationship between population and available number of houses. Population is the number of people who live in a particular area. When the population of a particular area increases from what it used to be, then there will be the need to provide more amenities, such as electricity, water, schools, wide roads, and houses.

Definitely, if the number of people residing in a particular area increases, there will be the need to provide more houses, because the ones available will not be adequate.


Why everybody does not own a house

There are several reasons why people do not have houses of their own. Some of those reasons are as follows:

1 The cost of building materials is too high.

2 The cost of land is very high in the towns. More houses are needed in towns than in villages, but the price of land is too high for most people. In parts of Lagos and Abuja, for example, a piece of land sells for a very large amount of  money.

3 It is difficult to get loans from banks and other finance houses.

4 The cost of labour for building a house is very high. Labourers and other workers demand a lot of money per day.

5 It takes too long and costs too much to get a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), or right to occupy the land from the government. The certificate makes the land on which the house is built a legal property.


Strategies& Activities

Step: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step 2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.


Assessment & Evaluation

  1. List reasons why everybody does not own a house
  2. Define population



1._____________ is a major factor which makes people decide on how to build the in the kinds of houses in Nigeria is as a result of differences in _____________.

A food B environment C water D none of the above

  1. The bank that gives loans to people to build their houses is called _____________.

A federal mortgage bank B central bank C state-owned bank D commercial bank

  1. _____________ is an amount of money paid on the actual amount of money borrowed from a bank.

A Loan B Interest C Dividend D Warrant

  1. One reason why many people do not have their own houses is because _____________.

A the cost of building materials is too high B the cost of land is too high C it is hard to get loans D of all of the above

5._____________ is the total number of people who live in a particular area.

A Amount B Population C Total D Number

  1. Another word for skyscraper is _____________.

A low building B high-rise building C middle building D none of the above

  1. Population increase can lead to______

A low cost of living B high social wellbeing C high cost of living D good standard of living


See also




Types of Family


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