The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Nigeria Chapter, has called for enhanced collaboration among stakeholders in the housing sector to elevate standardization, professional practices, and the overall living environment for Nigerians.
IFMA President, Mr. Olalekan Akinwumi, emphasized the importance of partnerships among professionals to bridge knowledge gaps and establish a sustainable industry compliant with global best practices. He stressed IFMA’s commitment to fostering professional synergy for the betterment of all.
Former Minister for Works, Babatunde Fashola, represented by Mr. Femi Akinyelure, highlighted the necessity of political will to enforce deliberations and stakeholders’ commitment to implementing recommendations for the development of the housing sector. He urged stakeholders to educate the private sector on improving industry standards.
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Works, Dr. Adekunle Olayinka, represented by Mrs. Adenike Said, pledged the government’s infrastructural support. She encouraged states to collaborate with IFMA to address the challenge of building collapse and its associated losses.
President of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Enyi Ben-Eboh, emphasized the importance of professional excellence to safeguard the life and durability of houses. He stressed the need for stakeholders to ensure that end users receive value for their money, given the scarcity of resources.
Outgoing President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Shonubi Olayemi, urged professionals to uphold ethical practices in line with the highest standards of their respective fields to achieve more robust and quality-compliant outcomes.
Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Lagos State branch, Gbenga Ismail, representing NIESV President, Johnbull Amayaevbo, emphasized the need for collaboration among stakeholders to address rapid urbanization, climate change, and infrastructure deficits.
President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari-Wudil, represented by Olayinka Ebiti, highlighted the collective strength of the housing sector through unity and collaboration, paving the way for innovative solutions, sustainable development, and a resilient real estate sector.
The call for collaboration and improved standards in the Nigerian housing sector underscores the need for a unified approach to address the challenges and opportunities in the industry. By working together, stakeholders can create a more sustainable and livable environment for all Nigerians.
Source: Guardian Newspaper