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NIESV flays FG’s poor housing programme

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Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and valuers (NIESV) President, ROWLAND ABONTA

Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) yesterday condemned the absence of a well-articulated housing programme in the country.

The institution also decried the ad-hoc arrangement for the housing industry, which has caused serious economic setbacks for the profession.

President of NIESV, Mr. Rowland Abonta, stated this during a press conference on the association’s 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) themed ‘A city that Works’ in Lagos.

The forum, which would be officially declared open today by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, is expected to bring together about 4,000 practitioners nationwide.

According to Abonta, there has been no link between what happens in terms of plans for housing in previous administrations, stressing that a serious-minded nation must have development plans in the short, long and middle terms, while there should also be provision for consistency in planning, implementation and execution of projects.

There is need to review the merger of the ministry of power, works and housing in terms of performance because the ministries are key to the economy and needed to be handled seriously than what has been witnessed so far, he added.


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