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AHCN to tackle quackery, build more low cost houses

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By Christopher Tom, Uyo

 

The Association of Housing Corporations of Nigeria (AHCN) has promised to standardize housing delivery, and stamp out fraudulent practices in the Housing and real estate  development in  Nigeria.

This hint was dropped by the new President of the Association, Arc Dr Victor Onuga, shortly  after their 45th AGM/100th Council Meeting which ended at Ibom Hall recently, assuring Nigerians of more low cost housing at affordable rate.

Poised to implement the presidential mandate of making ten thousand houses available to Nigerians, the AHCN President  called on  members of the association   to provide at least one thousand housing units in each state of the federation and leave the remaining to  Federal Housing Authority to provide.

 

While decrying some state governors for appointing their lackeys as Special Assistants (SA) on Housing, and undertaking projects on their own without involving the Housing Authorities as professionals who can best deliver and create jobs for the people at all levels, the AHCN President listed a mong others, quackery, substandard jobs, importation of inferior materials  and collapsed buildings  as some of the irregularities bedevilling the housing sector.

He promised to hook up with  the national assembly, the judiciary and the  executive to  enact laws interpret and execute  the laws respectively to  stop the menace.

The Association of Housing Corporations of Nigeria  (AHCN), which   came into existence on 28th May 1964, is an umbrella organization for all federal and state, housing research institutes,  mortgage establishments and private property developers, that ensures the include eased availability of dwelling houses in Nigeria.

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