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Housing: Tackling Nigeria’s huge housing deficit

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Recently, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disclosed that the Federal Government is currently constructing affordable homes in 34 states of the federation. According to the Minister, this is part of the fulfilment of the model National Housing Programme, which is aimed at providing acceptable and affordable houses for Nigerians. There have been various initiatives by the Federal Government to bridge ...

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Easy Guide to Building a Low-Cost House in Nigeria

With the fast rising cost of owning a house in Nigeria, you are probably on the lookout for an alternative low-cost house that helps you become a homeowner without drilling a gaping hole in your pocket. Architects have maintained that a growing population of people are opting for building their own homes as opposed to buying a property. This explains ...

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Nigeria at 59: FG should address high-interest rate to achieve affordable housing – expert

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The Chief Executive Officer, Fesadeb Communications Ltd., Mr. Festus Adebayo, has identified high mortgage interest rate as a major challenge facing the housing sector in the country. Adebayo said in Abuja that at 59, the country was still at a double-digit interest rate. He told the newsmen that the situation made it difficult for the citizens to access loans from ...

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What are the importance of social housing?

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Social housing gives people a home. It’s cheaper to rent than privately rented housing and usually provides a long-term tenancy, giving renters the chance to put down roots. Social landlords tend to be councils or housing associations. The Nigeria National Housing Policy defines ‘Housing’ as the process of providing functional shelter in a proper setting in a neighborhood, supported by ...

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FG separates Ministry of Works and Housing‎

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The Federal Government on Wednesday 21st August 2019 unbundled the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to Federal Ministry of Works and Housing with Babatunde Fashola as Minister and Engr. Abubakar Aliyu as Minister of State respectively. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is the immediate past Minister of Power, Works, and Housing. He is from Lagos State, ...

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Housing professionals and other experts plans summit on housing

Housing professionals and other experts in the built industry would gather in Lagos for a summit of suppliers of construction products from around the globe with the aim of reducing the huge gap between demand and supply in the nation’s housing value chain. According to the organizers of the event, ‘Big Five Construct Nigeria’, about 100 international companies and over ...

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El-Rufai commissions ambitious Kaduna Renewal Project, signs MoU with CCECC

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Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Thursday in Kaduna signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) for the road component of the Kaduna Urban Renewal Project. In his speech at the event, the governor said it would be the most comprehensive urban renewal project in the history of Kaduna state. “These investments will ...

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Abuja international housing show targets over 20,000 participants from 15 countries

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All is now set for the 13th edition of Africa’s biggest expo – Abuja International Housing Show – scheduled to take place in July. The expectations for this year’s edition are very high as over 20, 000 participants have confirmed participation, the organisers said in a statement. As the biggest platform for product exhibition, over 400 local and international exhibitors ...

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Experts urge estate agents to leverage on technology

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Bothered by the disruptive impacts of technology on the built sector, practitioners especially, the Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN) have been urged to embark on regular training and re-training of members on new innovations that would enhance their business. Technology roles on preconstruction, construction, and post-construction stages as well as real estate transactions had recently revolutionized the industry, ...

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Reps slam FG housing department over copy and paste budget

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The House of Representatives’ Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning on Thursday condemned the untidiness and errors in the 2019 budget proposal presented by the Urban and Regional Development Department of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Due to the similarities between the items in the 2018 and 2019 budgets of the department, they described it as ...

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