The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki is billed to showcase his housing initiatives for the state at the 12th Abuja International Housing Show.
The Coordinator of the Show, Festus Adebayo told Housing TV on AIT in Abuja that the Governor will also serve as a Guest of Honour at the event.
He said ” at the inception of Governor Obaseki’s administration, he invited all the major stakeholders in the housing industry for interaction for inputs on how to provide affordable housing for the good people of Edo State and how to create a new city in Edo State.”
According to him ” as a follow up to that, the Governor of Edo State has resuscitated the Edo Property Development Company to a functioning Organization under the leadership of a highly respected professional in the real estate sector.”
Adebayo noted that “to us at the Abuja International Housing Show, this is commendable, as at today, the House of Assembly is working on bills that will create a conducive environment for real estate development in Edo State . In fact recently the Edo State Government signed an MoU with MIXTA Africa for the development of housing estate in Edo State.”
He noted that it is on record that the state government is working with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) to return the workers to the National Housing Fund (NHF) contribution so that the state can be in the list of beneficiaries.
Adebayo said it was on the basis of the achievements of the Governor that he has been invited to speak at the 12th Abuja International Housing Show.
The Theme for this year’s event is Driving Growth and Sustainability in Nigeria Housing and Mortgage Markets- Improving Structures and Policies for Impact.
The 12th Abuja International Housing Show will take place at the International Conference Centre Abuja between July 16 and 19 this year.
The Show will be flagged off by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and is supported by all the leading real estate professionals in the Country.
The Abuja International Housing Show is sponsored by some of the following like AUHF,FMBN,NHFP,NMRC,Urban Shelter,Citec,Brain and Hammers,Haven Homes,Oaknecom,AHCN,Redan,Royal Ceramic, Solignum, CDK, World Bank,UN Habitat, Shelter Afrique, AMMC, MBAN and Platinum Mortgage Bank.
In the past, the Abuja International Housing Show has featured some of Nigeria’s leaders such as Senate President Bukola Saraki, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun and they have individually endorsed the programme as the largest housing stakeholders platform in Sub- Saharan Africa.
The new innovation to the 12th Abuja International Housing Show is the introduction of the CEO Forum . The CEO Forum presented by Abuja International Housing Show is the unparallel gathering of the most influential Nigerian and International CEOs in the real estate industry, Bankers, Investors, Senior business people and high ranking government officials.
This year’s Forum holds on July 16th, 2018 and has become a unique platform for thought provoking discussions. The event brings together, each year, more than 5000 restless minds to debate and exchange ideas on the issues affecting the real estate industry and to proffer solutions to them.
Adeleke Samuel, Housing TV
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