In a groundbreaking move to turbocharge Nigeria’s economy and tackle the housing deficit, President Bola Tinubu has promised to dismantle legal barriers to make affordable homeownership a reality. Sweeping amendments to key housing laws, including the NHF Act, FMBN Establishment Act, FHA Act, and PenCom Act, signal a new era for the housing sector.
Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, spearheaded the launch of four reform task teams in Abuja. With a focus on delivering decent and affordable homes, Dangiwa revealed plans for the National Social Housing Fund, designed to cater to low-income earners and the vulnerable.
Despite substantial support, housing agencies like the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) have fallen short, prompting the Minister to call for comprehensive reforms. Dangiwa urged agencies to explore innovative solutions, including capital market engagement, to meet the diverse housing needs of the population.
As Nigeria grapples with a persistent housing deficit, the unveiled task teams of housing Institutions Reform, Multi-Agency Project Delivery, Land Reform, and Building Materials Manufacturing Hubs will signify a bold step toward a transformative housing landscape. President Tinubu’s vision aims to not only bridge the housing gap but also invigorate the country’s economic prospects.