Stakeholders in the building and construction industry, from both the public and private sectors in Nigeria, turned out en masse at the fund raising of REDAN House Building and advocacy lecture series, held at Sandralia Hotel, Jabi-Abuja on the 11th of December 2018.
The REDAN advocacy lecture series is a project of the Exco, which also served as an opportunity to interact with CEOs in the building and construction sector.
While delivering his welcome address, the President of the Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN),Reverend Ugochukwu Chime, said ‘’The REDAN Advocacy Lecture Series is fashioned by REDAN to inform our members and the general public in general on developments and current issues relating to housing development in our clime.’’
‘’It will deepen our collective knowledge, appreciation, anticipation, synergy and viability.
Speaking further he said ‘’There is a housing gap in the country and income level is low, the social intervention initiative of the federal government via the instrumentality of the Family Homes Funds, needs to be clearly understood, and requirements for participation clearly accepted’’
He acknowledged the commitment of Mr Femi Adewole, the Managing Director of Family Homes Funds, who was also the Guest Lecturer, for being in the vanguard in the quest for affordable housing delivery. He said ‘’
Your focus, determination and sense of commitment to chart a new course for housing delivery is clearly manifest in your words and action over the years’’.
The launching and fund raising was chaired by highly respected Mallam Ibrahim Aliyu, the Chairman of Urban Shelter Limited. The event was also attended by eminent personalities, which included
The Hon Minister of State for Power,Works and Housing,Suleiman Zarma,Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria(FMBN)Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, Managing Director National Mortgage Refinance Company plc.(NMRC), Mr Kehinde Ogundimu, who was represented at the occasion,Managing Director, Family Homes Funds, Mr Femi Adewole and Managing Directors of all the major real estate development companies.
Affa Dickson Acho