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NGO- Federal government should divert idle funds into housing sector

NGO- Federal government should divert idle funds into housing sector

Shelter Rights Initiatives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has appealed to the Federal Government to replicate its laudable agricultural sector programmes in the housing sector to solve housing deficit. The President of the NGO, Mr Festus Adebayo made the call in Abuja on Saturday. The official said that the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) for an agricultural loan should be ...

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Surveyors canvass use of local building materials

local building materials

“Except urgent measures are taken to encourage the use of local building materials, the construction industry will remain in doldrums, stakeholders have said.”- The Nation They spoke at the ninth Annual Distinguished Lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Lagos Chapter. At the lecture themed: “Foreign exchange problems, prospects and solutions in Nigeria: Construction industry perspective,” participants called ...

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Rapid population increase in 5yrs faults 17 million housing units deficit—NBRRI

Federal Housing Authority

“Since 2006 when the United Nations Agency on Human Settlement (UN-HABITAT) made its declaration on housing deficit in Nigeria which it estimated at 17 million housing units, the figure has remained static as if the country is a stagnant society where there is neither increase nor decrease.” – Business Day But the Nigerian building and roads research institute (NBRRI) has ...

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Meiran building collapse was due to overload, says government

Meiran building collapse was due to overload, says government

“The Lagos State Government on Sunday attributed the building collapse, which occurred at No. 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, Meiran in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Saturday to heavy loads placed on the building and substandard materials used for the construction work.”- The Guardian Reacting to the collapse, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowoshe, ...

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Easy Home by Lafarge Africa, an innovative affordable housing initiative

Easy Home by Lafarge Africa, an innovative affordable housing initiative

Easy Home by Lafarge Africa is an innovative affordable housing initiative. It is to bridge the skills gap in Nigeria’s construction industry, by giving home builders access to trained artisans skilled in block making, among other free services. Bennett Oghifo reports. This Day reports that the use of incompetent craftsmen, low quality building materials, weak supervision non-compliance with specifications/standards by ...

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Developers attribute building collapse to lack of professionalism

Developers condemn lack of professionalism leading to building collapse

“Developers under the aegis of Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), South West Zone, have condemned the action or inaction, negligence, lack of professionalism, etc, that have led to the series of building collapse incidents in Nigeria.” –Business Day The country has, in the last six months, witnessed several cases of building collapse with Lagos leading the pack having ...

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Can low-income earners build a home?

2,700 housing units

“With the recession lingering and hitting hard on real estate sector, many prospective homeowners are dumping the idea of homeownership, while others want to build a simple home that is comfortable and affordable, without going into debt. It is a fact that in most Nigerian cities, the dreams of lower construction costs have once again become a nightmare for a ...

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NASS to build 6,000 completely Made in Nigeria housing units

NASS to build 6,000 completely Made in Nigeria housing units

“Dr Beni Goka, Executive Director, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), National Assembly Chapter, says the association is embarking on construction of 6,000 housing units with local materials for staff in Abuja.”- The News Guru He made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja. Goka stressed the need for the government and ...

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Lagos warns residents to stay off collapsed building site

Lagos warns residents to stay off collapsed building site

PM NEWS reports that the Lagos State Government has warned the residents to keep off all collapsed building site land until necessary scientific tests are carried out and investigations concluded to determine reasons for the building collapse. Speaking during a meeting with the five newly-posted Divisional Heads and Monitoring officers at the Lagos State Building Control Agency, the General Manager, ...

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Made-in-Nigeria policy cannot work in housing sector – FCTA

low cost housing

“The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said the Made-in-Nigeria policy of the federal government cannot work in the housing sector, because of the unrefined state of locally-sourced building materials in the country.”- Daily Post The District Officer, Department of Development Control in the FCTA, Dr. Sherif Razak, stated this on Wednesday during an exclusive chat with DAILY POST on ...

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