Michael Olugbode in Abuja
Innovative solution and partnerships are required to bridge the shelter need of Nigerians, the Chief Executive Officer of Adozilion Homes and Realty, Dr. Simon Adozi has said.
Adozi, speaking at his company’s empowerment of over 350 realtors and recognition of outstanding individuals for their contributions to the real estate industry at the Eklisia Realtors Conference, lamented that millions lack adequate shelter, insisting that “bridging this gap requires innovative solutions and partnerships.”
Adozi who is also the chairman of the conference with theme: “Be Intentional,” noted that the critical housing deficit in Nigeria urgently need to be addressed.
He explained that the conference was aimed to equip realtors with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in the dynamic Nigerian real estate market.
He said that Adozillion Homes and Realty, crafted the event to empower and transform young entrepreneurs giving them the necessary knowledge to excel in the real estate sector.
He added: “We believe in empowering realtors and recognizing excellence to contribute to the growth and success of the entire industry.”
He insisted that: “The future of Nigerian housing lies in collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to inclusivity,” while highlighting the need for collaboration with the government to drive regulation, quality, transparency, and accountability as essential requirements.
Earlier in his speech, the Chairman of the Board at Adozillion Homes and Realty, Dr. Sam Egube, acknowledged the challenges of rising land costs, limited access to finance, and inadequate infrastructure. He urged realtors to be intentional in their approach and collaborate effectively.
He said: “The poor is the man that thinks receiving is his only way out of poverty. Be intentional about how you collaborate with the government to drive regulation, quality, transparency, and accountability.”
A keynote speaker at the conference, Dr. Niyi Adesanya regretted the rising housing deficit across the country and said: “Every Nigerian deserves a safe, secure, and dignified place to call home.
He stressed the importance of intentionality and urged realtors to continuously improve their skills and knowledge. “Don’t ever ask for help if you’re in the midst of the one percent. The quality of your conversation can change your life,” he said.
He observed that Nigeria’s real sector faces a multitude of challenges that hinder its growth and stifle its ability to address the immense housing needs of its citizens including financing, land management and workforce inefficiency.
He said: “The Eklisia Realtors’ Conference stands as a testament to the company’s dedication to advancing the real estate profession and ultimately paving the way for a thriving real sector and fulfilling the dream of accessible and dignified housing for all Nigerians.”