Originally posted 2017-06-08 16:07:29.
The cost of living in Nigerian cities is rising every day and this is not limited to the cost of domestic products and food items but could be extended to the increasing cost of house rent and the increasing inflow of citizens from the rural areas to the urban cities.
Major cities in Nigeria such as; Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Portharcourt, Onitsha, Uyo, Owerri, Calabar, Kano, Kaduna, Ibadan, etc. had been experiencing a continuous increase in population and this is caused by the increasing number of people coming out from the nearby villages into these cities, thereby increasing the cities congestion and creates high demands for houses meant for rent. The demands do cause an undue increase in house rent charges of the existing buildings.
The popular use of skyscrapers was developed by an American steel manufacturer during the rising period of the country due to the high demand of accommodation by millions of people moving into the New York city in search of a job. He realized that the only way to contain the increasing population is by building structures capable of accommodating a large number of people while still minimizing space. His idea was quickly adopted by other investors who started building similar structures and within few years the entire New York City had been filled with different sizes of skyscrapers.
The recent analysis revealed that Nigeria has risen to the level that it has to start thinking of such structure in their cities in other to contain the rising cities congestion and help to reduce the cost of renting apartments in the cities. Besides the apartments, most structures like that can also be used as an office by co-operating bodies and organization ay lower cost.
Though the initial cost of erecting such structure may be very high it long-term financial benefits outweighs that disadvantage after few years of putting them into use.