Dogara, governors, others for Abuja housing show

All is set for the 11th Abuja Housing Show scheduled at the International Conference Centre Abuja next week, which focuses on providing practical solutions to housing problems in Africa.

The exhibition is organized by FESADEB Media Group promoters of Housing Development Programme on AIT, NTA and Housing time on Raypower. The forum is branded as the largest housing expo in West Africa that provides opportunities for corporate organizations and individuals to explore new options of housing and infrastructure financing.

With over 200 local and international companies that will be participating in this year’s housing show, the forum provides opportunities to meet top grade professionals, builders, architects, town planners, quantity surveyors, real estate developers, home and infrastructure financiers, interior decorators, civil and structural engineers, policy makers in the built environment among others.

The expo further provides an avenue for policy makers and stakeholders in the built environment to interact and proffer solutions to the myriads of problems affecting the Nigerian Housing sector.

The forum is also a market place to present new products, technology and services in housing and infrastructural development. It therefore provides a platform to buy and sale directly to end users and dealers at discounted rates.

Discourse will focus primarily on innovation in housing and infrastructure financing, access to decent and affordable housing, mortgage financing, addressing challenges of developers, ensuring standard in the built sector among others.

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is billed to deliver keynote address while foreign and indigenous experts will set the ball rolling with their vast wealth of experience in the housing finance sector.

The event will be declared open by the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara under the chairmanship of Chief John Oyegun, Chairman, All Progressives Congress.

Others to grace the occasion are state governors, lawmakers, over 100 investors from over 30 countries, 400 exhibitors and Commissioners for Housing, Works, Lands & Survey from all the states of the federation.

Among the governors expected at the show are the Governors of Rivers, Ogun, Lagos, Yobe, Bauchi, Sokoto, Anambra, Kwara and Plateau states.

Speakers include: Deputy Governor, FSS CBN, Dr Joseph Nnanna; Senior Housing Finance Specialist, World Bank, Simon Walley; Executive Director and founder, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) South Africa, Kecia Rust and MD, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Ahmed Dangiwa. The event will culminate with dinner and award night.

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