The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has urged the Federal Capital Development Administration (FCTA) to provide lands for affordable housing in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to REDAN, the move will help to reduce the housing deficit in the country. Lagos, Ogun Bauchi States amongst others have provided land for shelter Afrique 6000 housing initiative which is meant to provide 1000 houses per geopolitical zone in the country via the REDAN RUHI 774 in collaboration with Family Home Fund.
The chairman REDAN FCT, Mr Emmanuel Osilama said the association looks forward to hearing from the FCT Minister, Alhaji Musa Bello, in regards to their request. Osilawa also hailed the Special Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) and the chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, for making REDAN membership mandatory for all real estate practitioners in Nigeria.
He said the FCT has also set up a committee to check the activities of fraudsters in the real estate sector. According to him, ‘’We have recently set up a 10-man disciplinary committee to check the activities of a few bad eggs in our midst.
‘’Affected members of the public or developers are expected to get in touch with this committee and lay their complaints, thereafter, the committee will communicate with those involved, hear their own side of the story and act as mediators to resolve the differences.’’