As over 100 housing exhibitors jostle for space at the forth coming Abuja Housing Show (AHS), all eyes are on the show as YEMI OSIBANJO,Nigeria’ vice president elect, will be giving a keynote speech on the housing agenda of the incoming Mohammadu Buhari government. Close housing industry watchers who are curious over the All Progressive Congress (APC) housing programme, which promises over1million housing unit yearly, have been waiting for this Abuja Housing Show where explanation will be given on how that programme will be implemented and for who. Abuja Housing Show , already in its ninth edition ,is regarded as largest home expo in Nigeria that gathers together housing industry professionals, building material manufacturers, scholars and student all over the world and this year’s edition has been slated for July 6-8 in Abuja.
FESADEB Communication Limited, organizer of the show, assures that this year’s edition would be unique, explaining that aside the products exhibitions, there will also be the corporate presentation and a stakeholders conference with the theme, ‘Affordable Housing Delivery: Financing, Building Technology, and land issues in Nigeria. In a statement obtained by Business Day, Festus Adebayo, the CEO of FESADEB Communications Limited, said this year’s event will be unique because the government at the federal level in Nigeria and the need for the new government to put housing as one of its major priorities. ‘Abuja Housing Show is a unique one stop-shop for real estate stakeholders presenting new products, innovative services and technology’, disclosing that many experts from local and international organizations had been invited as guest speakers among whom Charles Inyangete,MD/CEO, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company(NMRC). Others are Sam Ordia,the director, Fuller’s Housing Foundation; Gimba Kumo Yau, MD/CEO, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN);Richard Grabowski of IADDIC Shelters, South Africa; Al-Amin,MD/CEO, Federal Housing Authority(FHA); Ugochukwu Chime, president, REDAN, among others.