Housing Minister charges REDAN for commitment, professionalism

Kunle Sanni

Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa has charged the new leadership of Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) to be committed to professionalism and make a difference in the delivery of Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed in providing affordable housing for Nigerians

Dangiwa stated that the realization of the Presidential vision can only be possible through active involvement and collaboration  of Association like REDAN

The Minister gave the charge when he received the new leadership of REDAN led by it’s President, Akintoye Adeoye on a visit to his office.

REDAN serves as the principal agency and umbrella body of the organized real estate sector developers involving both public and private sector in the housing dekivery in Nigeria

He explained that the association play an impactful role in shaping the future of Housing and Urban Development in Nigeria, adding that the ministry aims at transforming the landscape of housing in Nigeria by driving historic housing reforms and increases access to affordable housing for Nigerians

Accordingly, he urged the association to ensure rigorous adherence to its code of conduct, continuous professional development for its members, and also transparent mechanism for accountability.

The Minister noted that moving the housing sector forward does not only require new policies, reforms, or investments but also integrity, reliability, and ethical conduct of those who are at the forefront of bringing the visions of the sector to life;

”It is only when our developers adhere strictly to ethical business practices, quality standards, and regulatory compliances, that we can assure the populace of the safety, durability, and affordability of their homes. This commitment to professionalism must be evident in every aspect of your  operations, from the planning stages to the delivery of each housing unit” he stated

Dangiwa also advised the Association to prioritize professionalism, dialogue, innovation, transparency, and accountability in their engagements with its members and external stakeholders.

The minister also admitted that a partnership with stakeholders like REDAN would help the Ministry to achieve its aim of transforming the landscape of housing in Nigeria by driving historic housing reforms and increasing access to affordable housing for all Nigerians across all income brackets under the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Tinubu.

He said “By working together, we can explore innovative approaches to tackling the challenges to housing development and mobilize the much-needed resources to address the housing needs of our growing population”.

Dangiwa expressed confidence in the capacity of the new President, Adeoye to drive innovative change in the face of the myriad of issues presently facing the real estate sector.

“I have no doubt that under your stewardship, REDAN will play a more impactful role in shaping the future of housing and urban development in Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, the president REDAN, Akintoye Adeoye expressed satisfaction on what the ministry has achieved so far in the housing sector and commended the minister for being a front burner of Renewed Hope Agenda.

He said that, Redan as a group would engage, collaborate and partner with the ministry to better the housing sector, and ensure regulation that will bring sanity in the sector thst can stand the test of time.

Adeoye used the occasion to invite the Minister to the REDAN Investiture ceremony scheduled to take place on 23rd May, 2024 to adopt the Renewed Hope Agenda into their program.

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