In an effort to promote affordable housing in the country, Abdulmalik Mahdi, Managing Partner Modern Shelter Systems and Services Ltd, has called for government’s intervention in the real estate sector.
Mahdi during an interview with Africa Housing News stressed that more funding should be directed into the real estate sector to promote housing revolution and boost the nation’s economy.
While adding that the power and agriculture sector have enjoyed government’s intervention in the area of provision of funding, he said government can help in the process of getting approval for affordable lands and single digits mortgage financing.
He however stated that since other sectors have Bank of Industry and Bank of Agriculture, they are highly capitalized, therefore, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria needs to be adequately supported and more provision should be made for real estate funding in the country.
According to him, if government patronizes the real estate sector, employment opportunities and economic growth will be achieved
“At least 7 to 10 industries are directly affected by real estate; from carpentry to tiling and cement.
Since the government is giving direct interventions, real estate companies should be given the opportunity because this will ensure mass employment of labor.” He concluded.