9th Meeting of National Council on Housing Opens in Jos
The ninth (9th) meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development has commenced in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, Monday, April 26, 2021.
The four-day meeting has the theme, "Housing Delivery in the Covid -19 Era and Beyond: The Strategies for Affordability and Accessibility."
The meeting which is taking place at Kwararafa Multipurpose Hall, Elim-Top Suites Limited, Gulf Course, Mai-Adiko, Rayfield in Jos City, Plateau State Capital is an annual meeting of stakeholders in the built industry being organized by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, whose mandate among others is provision of affordable housing for Nigerians.
Participants at the meeting include: State Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries for lands, housing and urban development, General Managers of housing corporations, Surveyor -Generals, professional/regulatory agencies in the housing sector and other stakeholders in the built industry.
In an introductory remark, the Director Planning, Research & Statistics, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Olajide Ode-Martins disclosed that the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development is an annual event and the highest policy making organ of the Housing Sector which affords stakeholders in the sector an avenue to deliberate on issues concerning the growth of the sector.
In a welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Plateau State Ministry of Housing, Engr. Alfred Datoel, noted that Land, Housing and Urban Development were the life wire of all towns and cities of the world.
He said "Land, Housing and Urban Development are the life wire of all towns and cities of the world. We know that no land, no house, no comfort and security of life no urban development no beauty of towns and cities."
Noting the importance of developing slums to towns and cities and their proper management, Engr. Datoel urged all the participants to come up with policies for implementation by practitioners in the public and private spheres of lives with a view to improving the standard of lives of the average Nigerian.
He added that new ideas and policies generated from the meeting would combat the challenges of increasing slums within towns and cities across Nigeria.
He further appealed to government to implement very important resolutions which could have good bearing on improving the quality of life.
OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 9TH MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAND DEVELOPMENT
From R-L Director, PRS, Mr. Olajide Ode-Martins, Permanent Secretary, Plateau State Ministry of Housing, Engr.Alfred Z. Datoel and Director, Public Building, Arc Solomon Z. Labafilo
FASHOLA INSPECTS THE REHABILITATION OF OUTER MARINA, BONNY CAMP ROAD AND EKO BRIDGE THROUGH APONGBON BRIDGE WITH ACCESS RAMPS IN LAGOS STATE
Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (left), Director, Highways South – West Zone, Engr. Adedamola Kuti (right),and Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Engr. Olukayode Popoola (middle) during an inspection of the completed Rehabilitation of Outer Marina, Bonny Camp Road and Eko Bridge through Apongbon Bridge with Access ramps in Lagos State on Saturday, 3rd April 2021