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8 Apr 2019
With the population outstripping available homes, stakeholders in the industry have asked government to focus more on the provision of quality and affordable housing. They canvassed for houses that meet people’s standards and delivered in record time, without the usual bottlenecks associated with acquiring properties in the country. The experts spoke at the 7th edition…
21 Mar 2019
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…
25 Feb 2019
Towards expanding campus housing, two premier universities have begun discussions with the Family Homes Fund (FHF) to explore areas of partnership in developing affordable housing for staff and students as well as hostel construction. The universities are University of Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The fund is also in talks with Lagos State government…
16 Feb 2019
GText Homes is a leader in the real estate sector with attractive profile and testament of providing landed properties for its customers. 1n 2015, the firm moved from selling landed properties to developing homes around Lagos and consulting for the Federal Government with the aim of ensuring sufficient housing for Nigerians at a very low…
28 Jan 2019
PROF. OLUGBENGA TIMOTHY NUBI, an urban regeneration expert and founder, Centre for Housing Studies, University of Lagos, says the solution to high cost of mortgages is for government to start massive housing construction of appropriate buildings that the Nigerian market needs. In this interview with VICTOR GBONEGUN, he also wants government to legislate ‘housing as…
10 Jan 2019
It is tempting to regard the Nigerian political landscape as bereft of ideas or as discouraging of issue-oriented debates, discussions or campaigns; or that creative thinking is not a forte of the political class. In place of properly articulated positions reflecting reasoned research, thoughtful analysis and an unsightful understanding of the immediate or remote causes…
6 Jan 2019
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Sunday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle which saw some commissioners swapping positions. In statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Emmanuel Uzor, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey has been split into two, with respective commissioners. “Mr Sunday Inyima, former Commissioner for Border, Peace and Conflict…
17 Dec 2018
The federal government has urged experts in the built industry to exhibit the spirit of sacrifice and professionalism in their services as government continues to provide critical infrastructure.   Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola stated when he received members of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) on courtesy…
17 Dec 2018
Former Federal Commissioner for works and housing, Chief Femi Okunnu has appealed to quantity surveyors to help the government in reducing the increasing cost of construction in the country. Okunnu said as the determinant of the quantity of building materials needed for construction, the professionals have the primary responsibility to help the nation in cutting…
14 Dec 2018
Shelter is one of the basic needs of man, and the idea of affordable housing to cater to this need is both practical and viable. According to the The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat), 30 per cent of the world’s urban population resides in slums, with deplorable conditions, where people suffer from several deficiencies,…
13 Nov 2018
After three years as Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said that promises made by the Federal Government, particularly in the areas of incremental power, improved road network and housing gaps have been kept. Speaking at a press conference yesterday in Abuja on the progress in the sectors, Fashola, his ministers of state…
29 Oct 2018
Housing experts have appealed to the Federal Government to show commitment and exercise strong political will in ensuring speedy growth in the housing sector. They also noted that a paradigm shift in the current housing deficiency could only be witnessed if effective housing development and mortgage financing was put in place. Speaking at the maiden…

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