The Nigerian Institution of Estate Valuers (NIESV)’s Faculty of Housing, has announced the fourth edition of its annual summit. The theme for this year’s summit, which holds on November 19, at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Conference Center & Suites, Abuja is “Effective housing delivery models through community development.”
The 2015 Conference chairman, Elder Biodun Odeleye, explained that the NIESV’s Faculty of Housing strategically chose the theme because its research and practical experience on housing problems, which have brought to the fore potent and effective methods to tackle the problems militating against effective housing delivery in Nigeria.
The fourth edition, according to the chairman, promises to bring to the fore, for the benefit of the general public and the government, realistic models, which shall be affordable and provide a veritable tool for reducing the deficit in the housing sector in Nigeria. The World Bank has put the deficit at 17 million.
The lead paper at the summit, titled: “Effective Housing Delivery Models through Community Development Concept”, will be delivered by Professor Olumide Olusanya of the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos. Other papers to be presented include: “Affordability for Informal Housing Clusters” by Mr. Bode Afolayan, the immediate past president, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN); “Arresting Urban Decay through Effective Housing Management Strategies”, to be presented by Mr. Darlington Uzu, CEO, Crown Estate Limited, Lekki, Lagos.
Lead discussants at the summit include NIESV’s second Vice President, Rowland Abonta; Professor Timothy Nubi of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Lagos; and Mr. Akin Olawore, principal consultant, Akin Olawore & Co, Lagos.
Source: The Nation