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More women in Northern Nigeria own houses with Title/Deed, South East women own the least houses with Title/Deed – Report

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The Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) released data showing the regions with the highest number of Nigerian women who own houses with Title/Deed and the region with the least.

This was released in 2018 but recently gained attention after it was broken down on Twitter by StatiSense, a Data Tech Company in Nigeria.

The data shows that the North East has more women (57%) who own houses with the Title/Deed.


The North West comes after with 43.8%, followed by the South West at 31.4%.

Women who own houses with Title/Deed in the South East are at the bottom with just 2%.

This has led to a conversation on Twitter about Igbo tradition and women owning properties in the South East.

The data goes further to show that more women in the South East own houses without Title/Deed than in other regions.

Based on the data, a majority of women who own houses in the North, have the Title/Deed but those in the South, especially the South East, do not.

This has also led to a conversation, with Twitter users suggesting that women in the South East choose to own houses in their sons’ names


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