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Abuja international housing show

Day 1: What went down at the Abuja international housing show

The most anticipated real estate event which started on the 23rd of July 2019 to end on 26thof July 2019 had thousands of participants consisting of big players in the real estate sector, exhibitors and consumers in attendance.

The 13th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show was set to focus on “Driving sustainable housing finance models in the midst of global uncertainty”.

The convener, Festus Adebayo’s primary objective is to bring players in the real estate sector from all parts of the world to address the lingering issue in the sector. This objective has been successful so far.

The event started with an opening prayer, introduction of speakers, presentation of awards and dignitaries who graced the occasion also visited the exhibitors’ stand to see the products they had to showcase.

Abuja international housing show

Exhibitor at the show: Realty point limited


Exhibitor: Royal Engineered stones limited


Crowded registration stand

This first session was moderated by Femi Adewole, MD/CEO of Family Homes Fund

Main theme: Financial trends – Innovative and Mitigating risk and uncertainty in housing finance

Panelist includes Debra Erb of OPIC, Hakeem Ogunniran of Eximia Realty Limited and Agnes Tokunbo Martins.

Second Session was moderated by Hakeem Ogunniran of Eximia Realty Limited

Topic: Alternative investment options for housing growth and development

Panelist were Kecia Rust, Executive director and founder of the Center for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), Sa’Adiya Aliyu, MD/CEO of Urban shelter limited, Kehinde Ogundimu MD/CEO Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, Deji Alli from Mixta Africa and Niyi Akinlusi, President, Mortgage bank association of Nigeria.

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Dignitaries and speakers at Abuja international housing show

Audience at Abuja international housing show

Some participants like Sa’Adiya Aliyu were given commendable awards for their tenacity in the real estate sector.

Please watch out for our updates on some of the topics and issues addressed on Day 2 and 3 of this event (Abuja International housing show). The official hashtag is #aihs2019.

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