1.1 Background of the Study
Construction the industry is one of the most important sectors in the development of any nation, particularly in developing countries such as Nigeria. Takim and Akintoye (2002) noted that in many ways, the pace of the economic growth of any nation can be measured by the development of physical infrastructures, such as buildings, roads and bridges. According to Roy (2005) ―it is evidenced that noticeable development and the aesthetic transformation of the environment is bound up with, and predicated on the construction industry‖. Construction industry is a major factor in the social integration of a society
(Nwachukwu, 2008). Housing provision is one of such factors of social integration. According to Administrator (2012), housing development has been one of the best investment vehicles in the world due to the fact that shelter is one of the basic needs of man.