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.