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Fashola urges states to recommit to housing development


Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, has called on state governments to renew their commitment to housing development in order to increase access to affordable housing to the citizenry. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) Fashola made the call in his keynote address at the meeting of the States’ Commissioners responsible for housing matters during the ...

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REDAN urges re-capitalisation of Federal Mortgage Bank to boost capacity

Aliyu Wamakko

The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has called for the recapitalisation of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to boost its capacity to deliver affordable houses. President of REDAN, Dr Aliyu Wamakko President of the group, Dr Aliyu Wamakko, made the call on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the South-East Housing Summit and Exhibitions, known as “Akulueuno 2021”, ...

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Govt asks Lagos to provide land for mass housing programme

Mrs Margaret Adejobi

The Federal Government has appealed to Lagos State Government to provide land for the take off of the present administration’s mass housing scheme in the state. The Federal Controller of Housing in Lagos State, Mrs Margaret Adejobi Federal Controller of Housing in Lagos State, Mrs Margaret Adejobi, made the appeal in an interview on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Lagos. She ...

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UK to invest billions of pounds in housing in England

Robert Jenrick

No fewer than 120,000 new affordable homes are to be built across England through a multi-billion-pound project to get more young people on the housing ladder, a British government department announced on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick The building drive, costing £8.6 billion (about $11.8 billion), formed part of the largest single investment in affordable housing ...

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Housing: Lagos to set up development trust fund

Ministry of Housing

Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, has said the government will soon unveil an Affordable Housing Development Trust Fund to bridge housing gap in the state. L-R: Mrs Adeola Salako, spokesperson, Lagos State Ministry of Housing; Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, Commissioner for Housing; and Mr Wasiu Akewusola, Permanent Secretary. in the ministry, during an inspection of ongoing projects on ...

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Expert advocates for timber modular model to address housing deficit

Timber modular housing

A building expert, Dr Babatunde Alarape, has advocated for adoption of a timber modular housing model as an alternative means of cushioning the effect of housing deficit in the country. Timber modular housing Alarape made the call at the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI) 2021 Biennial International Conference, on Monday, July 12, 2021 in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The ...

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Fashola urges new FHA board to proffer solutions to urban housing deficit

FHA Board

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has called on the newly inaugurated board of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to proffer solutions to urban housing deficit in the country. Members of the new FHA Board The minister made the call to the members while inaugurating the board on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in Abuja. “It is not ...

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Trump-Hills: Bridging the gap through affordable housing

Timothy Ede-Abel

The Trump-Hills brand is one of the leading real estate developers that are focused on building affordable homes for low income earners in Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with Etta Michael Bisong, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation, Timothy Ede-Abel, shed light on the state of housing development and what Trump-Hills is doing to bridge the deficit across ...

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Lagos builds 14 estates in two years

Lagos Housing

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 said it had completed 14 housing schemes within two years of the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration’s affordable mass housing drive, to bridge the shelter gap. L-R: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Housing, Mr Wasiu Akewusola; Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka; Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai; Commissioner ...

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COVID-19 leaves huge shock on construction, real estate market – Consultant

Meckson Innocent Okoro

A real estate consultant, Chief Meckson Okoro, has said that the shock created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the construction and real estate subsector would remain for a long time. Chief Meckson Innocent Okoro Okoro, Managing Partner, M. I. Okoro and Associates, disclosed this in an interview in Lagos. According to him, many construction and housing development companies have ...

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