Africa’s leading non-governmental housing advocacy organization, Housing Development Advocacy Network (HDAN), has finalized plans to unveil the affordable housing hall of fame 2022, to honour those who have made significant impact in the provision of affordable housing for Nigerians.
The event will also honour other Nigerians whose legacies have continued to inspire millions of people due to their significant contributions to the development of the nation’s housing sector.
The former civilian governor of Lagos State, Late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, Late Professor Akin Mabogunje, Late Engineer S.O. Fadahunsi, and the former presidents of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors, Late Sir Fortune Ebie, are at the top of the list of those who will be posthumously featured for their unparalleled and priceless contributions to Nigeria’s early efforts in advocating and developing affordable housing ideas.
According to the Executive Director of HDAN, Festus Adebayo, other individuals whose legacies can be seen in the area of advocating for proper regulation of the real estate sector in Nigeria are also included on the list.
Adebayo added that the hall of fame was created as a platform to honour those who fought and still fighting for the growth of affordable housing in the country.
He said, “The idea behind this event is to encourage more people, either as a state governor, as a president, as minister to do more in the area of affordable housing delivery.
“It’s another moment to celebrate our heroes of affordable housing for the next generation to know those who have really worked for affordable housing in the country. Nigeria is not the only country to achieve this feat, countries like the USA, UK, Singapore, Malaysia had at various times celebrated their heroes of affordable housing.”
The 2022 edition of the Hall of Fame will take place during the Africa Housing Awards, billed for Friday 15 December, 2022 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.