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FG commits to sustaining key lands, housing policies

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The Federal Government has pledged to grow the housing sector and harness its potential for sustainable national development. The president said his administration remains committed to sustaining key lands, housing and urban development policies, such as the Housing Policy, National Urban Development Policy, National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, Vision 20:2020, National Building Code, and the ongoing Medium Term Successor Plan ...

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Experts seek special financing for professionals in construction industry

Experts seek support for professionals in construction industry

Experts in the construction industry are calling for special financing products to professionals as part of its efforts to facilitate the process of economic development. They recommended that World Bank through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other banks should design and strengthen financial products that will foster collaboration between professionals and can lead to the formation of consortiums, adding that ...

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PHOTOS: Ambode inspects Apapa, Ladipo road networks

Ambode inspects Apapa, Ladipo road networks

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday embarked on an inspection tour of Apapa, Ladipo road networks. View pictures below: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle) with Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde (left); Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos, Mr. Hyginus Omeje; Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson; Secretary to the State Government, Mr. ...

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Fire destroys Sarafoam factory in Apapa

Fire destroys Sarafoam factory in Apapa

Property worth multi-million naira was destroyed as fire razed down Sarafoam Factory at Kirikiri area of Apapa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The fire started around 1.30pm Tuesday while as at 5.00pm, it has not been put off as fire servicemen and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA battled to put out the fire. Fire service official, LASEMA, the police ...

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What you should know before living on a contaminated land

According to Wiki, a contaminated land contains substances in or under the land that are actually or potentially hazardous to health or the environment. A lot of people stand the risk of living on lands like this without knowing. Here is an opportunity to know. Areas with a long history of industrial production will have many sites which may be ...

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Stakeholders urge Lagos to act over distressed buildings in the city

Stakeholders urge Lagos to act over distressed buildings in the metropolis

Disturbed by the incidences of collapsed buildings in Lagos metropolis with the seeming hopelessness of stemming the tide, builders took a critical look at the past efforts by the officials in addressing the menace. However, stakeholders in the built environment, who commented on the matter, were of the view that government, as a matter of urgency, should be more proactive ...

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The Mudslide that raised questions

Mudslide

Mudslide is one of the most unpredictable disasters in the world. The unfortunate incident in Isheri,-Magodo Lagos drew our focus to the unpopular natural disaster. Last week, a building located at Orisha Street, Isheri, Magodo caved in during a heavy rainfall. The building which was a bungalow collapsed when mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside River Ogun besieged ...

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Major factors hindering delivery of affordable housing in Nigeria

Solving The Problem Of Affordable Housing In Nigeria

Managing Director, Oladele Construction Company Limited Isiaka Oladele said lack of funding and enabling environment are the major factors hindering the delivery of affordable housing in Nigeria. Oladele who stated this in an interview with Daily Trust blamed the government for not creating the necessary environment for building and construction industry to strive like in other developed countries in the ...

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FMBN to launch housing scheme for University lecturers

FMBN to launch housing scheme for University lecturers

As part of efforts to enhance learning, performance and living standard in Nigerian universities, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, (FMBN) has disclosed that it would soon conclude all necessary arrangements to launch a housing scheme for university lecturers in the country by January 2016. The Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Gimba Ya’u Kumo, in an interview with Daily ...

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Zerbeced, mortgage firms set to develop 3,000 low and middle income housing units

affordable housing

Zerbeced Group with 30 hectares of land along Abuja industrial park is set to develop 3,000 low and middle income housing units. The planned development by the Nigeria-based Turkish experts in the construction industry is in line with the United Nations report and collaboration with the Nigerian government to provide housing for all as proposed in vision 2020. To help ...

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