The Nigeria Housing Awards and Dinner took place on Friday 26th July 2019 at the International Conference Center Abuja with all leading stakeholders, CEOs and companies in the housing and construction sector present to celebrate each other’s successes in the past year.
The colourful event which marked the end of the 13th Abuja International Housing Show had a lot of special moments including the surprise award for the CEO of Abuja International Housing Show, Festus Adebayo by Royal Ceramics.
Before that, the CEO of Royal Ceramics himself had won CEO of Building Materials Company of the year award.
The award for Best Innovation in Housing and Construction Industry 2019 went to Echostone International.
Sam Ogrih won the CEO of Real Estate Company of the Year, while AFP Furniture was crowned Furniture Company of the Year.
Town Planner Murktar Galadima won Town Planner of the Year.
The Affordable Housing Promoter of the Year (organisation) went to Family Homes Funds, while NMRC won the Housing Market Information Data Recognition Award.
A Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Prince Seyi Lufadeju.
Ceo of Government Owned Housing Agencies of the Year was Isoken Omo, CEO of States Owned Housing Agencies in Nigeria.
Kunle Faleti won the Affordable Housing Advocacy Award (Diaspora), while Toye Eniola, Executive Secretary, Association of Housing Corporation of Nigeria won the Affordable Housing Leadership Award.
Affordable Housing Policy Driver Recognition Award went to the distinguished Professor Charles Inyangete.
Urban Shelter won Estate Developer of the Year.
Hydraform international ltd won an award of promoter of affordable housing of the year (construction)2019
Roland Igbinoba of Proptech won the Housing Data Recognition Award, while Arc . Adewumi Okupe won Affordable Housing Advocacy Promoter of the Year Award.
Pan Africa award of Affordable Housing Promoter of the year went to Shelter Afrique.
Many more awardees included Cosgrove investment Ltd going away with the award of Best residential real estate developer in sustainable smart Development and customer experience initiative.
The highlight however was when Mr Rao of Royal Ceramics invited CEO of Abuja International Housing Show Festus Adebayo to the stage for a surprise award.
The fulfilling night was a mix of soothing music, choreography, dining, wining and laughter.
The Nigeria Housing Awards is dedicated to rewarding excellent performers in the housing and construction sector and to inspire creativity and the kind of hard work that will drive affordable housing in Nigeria.
By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja
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