The Director of Press and Publicity, FMWH, Mrs Blessings Lere-Adams said in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Lere-Adams said the four-day meeting was themed “Housing our people by all the government and all our people.”
Martins noted that the federal government would need the collaboration of state governments and the private sector to increase the stock of affordable housing for Nigerians.
“The theme of the meeting presupposes that the federal government alone cannot close the gap in housing development across the country.
“State governments and private sectors are critical stakeholders that need to collaborate effectively to address housing challenges by bringing to the fore desirable strategies to increase the stock of affordable housing for Nigerians,” he said
Also speaking at the meeting, the Permanent Secretary of the Sokoto State Ministry of Lands, Housing, Surveys and Town Planning, Mr Ahmed Tambuwalsaid providing affordable housing was a basic necessity for everyone.
“We are all aware that housing is a basic necessity for every citizen. Such shelters must be affordable while meeting globally acceptable standards. It is essential for family security, children’s education and economic growth” ,
Tambuwal said homelessness makes society vulnerable to precarious situations and backwardness.
The Permanent Secretary stressed the importance of collective contribution to addressing housing challenges in the country, saying that every contribution, no matter how small, matters.
He said the Sokoto State government would gladly provide land and other requirements to interested developers in the construction industry who may be willing to partner with the state to provide housing for citizens.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the annual construction industry stakeholders meeting is organized by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as part of its statutory mandate.
It offers housing sector stakeholders the opportunity to come together, brainstorm, share ideas, identify challenges and adopt policies that impact the advancement of the sector in providing affordable housing. to Nigerians.
NAN also reports that attendees at the meeting included state commissioners and permanent secretaries for lands, housing and urban development.
Others are chief executives of housing corporations, general surveyors, professional/regulatory bodies in the housing sector, and others in the construction industry.