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1 Oct 2018
The housing sector is one of the indices for measuring the standard of living of people across societies. It also plays a more critical role in a country’s welfare than is always recognised, as it directly affects not only the well-being of the citizenry, but also the performance of other sectors of the economy. Consequently,…
12 Sep 2018
Sir: Nigeria has untold potential. It may be easy to dismiss this statement as familiar rhetoric, but fundamentally as a nation we have the opportunity to transform elevated growth rate into sustainable economic development. And going by our huge population and markets size, the full economic development potential of Nigeria is yet to be unlocked.…
3 Sep 2018
Dreams of Nigerians to own homes through housing agencies may have dimmed, following inadequate funding, political tinkering orchestrated by greed and corruption of the leadership in states. The state housing agencies say, the option for their becoming the engine room of economic development is restructuring by way of organizational and financial structural changes. The creation…
3 Sep 2018
Moved by the increasing rate of urban population in African expected to be more than 80 per cent by the year 2050 and the pressure to accommodate them, experts have called for urgent steps to eradicate constraints fueling a mis-match between demand and supply of homes. According to them, there was the need to address…
6 Aug 2018
To make house affordable to average Nigerians, foremost manufacturer of tiles, grouts and adhesives, West African Ceramics Ltd has called for the support of ‘Buy Nigeria’ campaign. General Manager of the firm, Mr. Bhaskar Rao, made the call at the inauguration of two additional mega and ultramodern exclusive tile showrooms in Port Harcourt and Aba.…
9 Jul 2018
The President of Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), FESTUS ADIBE NJOKU, said practitioners need identity to actualise the dream of affordable housing. In an interview with BERTRAM NWANNEKANMA, he promised to change the face of the profession and make the institute contribute to the development of the country. The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has…
18 Jun 2018
In the wake of Federal Government’s plan to increase the nation’s housing stocks and reduce homelessness, the Lagos-based real estate developer, Propertygate Development and Investment Plc has advocated engagement with the governments and other critical stakeholders to address age-long challenges bedeviling the built environment sector. And notwithstanding the inclement weather, which signals stiffer challenges against…
28 May 2018
The momentum for housing finance support by mortgage banks, particularly in Abuja, appears to be shifting early to medium income and luxury homes, with the completion and kick starting of new projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Over the years, the government had been the major player in the area of housing delivery in…
7 May 2018
To improve affordability for low and modest income Nigerians, stakeholders in the built environment have urged government at all levels to make housing a top priority. The stakeholders, who spoke at the launch of a book “Affordable”, authored by the founder of Northcourt, a real estate advisory firm, Tayo Odunsi in Lagos, said there is…
27 Mar 2018
With over 170 million people, Nigeria, the most populous country in black Africa is plagued with housing problem. This issue has been a thorn in the flesh of various governments as moves towards addressing the ugly phenomenon repeatedly failed. In 1991 for example, the Nigeria housing deficit was seven million. It increased to 12 million…
12 Mar 2018
A property developer, Messrs Symphony Garden City has lamented that foreign investors are not keen on investing in the housing industry because of the existing strict and inconsistent government policies in Nigerian housing sector. Managing Director of Symphony Garden City, Lagos, Mr. Bola Adeboye who stated this at a seminar on the proposed symphony Garden…
19 Feb 2018
With rapid growth of urban areas in Nigeria like most developing countries in the last few decades, major urban centres have witnessed housing shortages leading to the proliferation of slums and squatter settlements. The inability of designated government agencies and bodies to provide sufficient and affordable housing units for the poor majority in urban areas…

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