U.S., China and Turkey are among the countries taking part at the ongoing 11th Abuja International Housing show which began in Abuja on Monday with the participation of manufacturers and dealers in building materials within and outside the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Housing show is an opportunity for both local and foreign manufacturers to exhibit latest technologies in the industry.
The show, which is the largest housing and construction event in Africa, has as its theme: “Solving Nigeria’s Housing Challenge through Innovative Finance and Infrastructure Solution.’’
Mr Festus Adebayo the organiser of the show, said 284 exhibitors are attending the event.
“We have 284 exhibitors present at the show, out of which we have ten different exhibitors from outside the country.
“The countries are USA, Turkey, India, China, London, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa among others,’’ Adebayo, who is also the Chief Executive Officer, FESADEB Communications Ltd. said.
He said that the event was an avenue to rub minds and exchange ideas as well as proffer lasting solutions to the problems of affordable housing in the country.
Adebayo said that the show was an opportunity of getting various stakeholders in the housing sector to come together and discuss possible ways of providing affordable housing for average Nigerians.
“There are lots of home seekers here, people are in need of houses and building materials, this is the best way I think we can touch lives, updating people on the present trend in building and educating people on how to own a house,’’ Adebayo said.