A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has organized an Abuja Housing and Investment Roadshow in the United Kingdom to showcase some of the exquisite housing property in the nation’s capital as well as woo Nigerian diaspora in the UK to invest in the property.
A leading property developer, El-Salem Homes International and the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry were two major players who contributed to putting on display the Abuja property market in the event which recorded huge attendance. The theme of the event was, “Creating Enduring Wealth through Home Ownership and Investments in Abuja”.
According to a statement by Udenna Orji, media aide to the Managing Director of El-Salem Group, and made available to The AUTHORITY at the weekend, the event, which held at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel was designed to encourage Diaspora Nigerians in the UK to own a home in Abuja or in any part of Nigeria, even though they still reside in the UK.
Orji said the Nigerian High Commissioner in London, His Excellency, Mr. Adah Simon Ogah, who graced the event described it as a great initiative, adding that the issue of housing development was critical to human and national development.
Ogah who stressed the need to always maintain standards and to put in place a robust management to maintain houses in estates, urged property developers to emulate the El-Salem Group in delivering high quality and affordable housing for Nigerians.
Chairman, El-Salem Group, Mr. Ben Gbade Ojo, in his remarks, highlighted the strategic importance of Abuja to Nigeria and Africa noting that the event was organised to ensure that Diaspora Nigerians were not left behind in the ongoing rush to buy homes in Abuja and also to ensure that they buy on favourable terms.
He pointed out that the current economic recession made it much easier and cheaper to buy a home in Nigeria now as the foreign exchange rate is now in favour of Nigerians in the Diaspora.