The CEO, Fesadeb Communications Ltd, Festus Adebayo
Come July 17, 2017 all roads will be leading to the International conference center Abuja, as the 11th Abuja housing show kicks off with focus 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 which has come to stay as the largest housing expo in West Africa 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 housing show 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 company discounted rates.
Areas of 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 international event will be declared open by the Speaker Nigeria House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara under the distinguished Chairmanship of Chief John Oyegun, Chairman of Nigeria Ruling Party APC.
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. There are many former Ministers, Governors, Members of National Assembly who have confirmed participation.
Speakers include: Dr Joseph Nnanna – Deputy Governor, FSS CBN, Simon Walley – Senior Housing Finance Specialist, World Bank, Kecia Rust – Executive Director and founder, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) South Africa Sonnie Ayere – CEO, Dunn Loren Merrifield Group,
Charles Inyangete -MD/CEO,Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc, Bola Onadele-MD/CEO, Financial Market Dealers Quotation, Ahmed Dangiwa – MD, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Mohammed Sulleyman – Director FSS 2020, CBN.
Ugochukwu Chime – President, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, SKY Adelakun- MD/CEO Finance Africa, Prof. Oyebanji Oyeyinka – Former Director, Regional Office for Africa UN Habitat Kenya,
Femi Akintunde – Managing Director, AM Facility Management Services Limited, Roland Igbinoba -FHA Homes Ltd, Adenike Osilaja – Mortgage Consultant, CBN Kunle Faleti – Housing Finance Market Development Specialist, Kola Ogunsulire – MD/CEO, Family Home Fund, Adeniyi Akinlusi – President, Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria, Ali Magashi – Chairman, Aso Savings, Hakeem Oguniran- MD/ CEO,UPDC. The event will culminate with dinner and Award Night.
By Ijeoma Nwachukwu