The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) and other stakeholders in the housing industry have described the Dangote Group as the main driver of real estate development in the country.
According to a statement from the Dangote Group, President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Prof. Yohana Izam, disclosed this at a recent African International Housing Show in Abuja.
Coordinator of the AIHS, Bar. Festus Adebayo told newsmen that the housing deficit in the country can be mitigated through Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Adebayo said he was optimistic that the partnership with the Dangote Group would yield a fruitful result.
The Group Head, Sales and Marketing, Dangote Cement Plc, Mr. Rabiu Umar said Dangote was not resting on its oars, as it has already been investing hugely in the development of infrastructure through the tax credit scheme and its numerous social programmes.
“Adopting the tax credit model, the government can sign agreements with willing estate developers, financial institutions and other private sectors interested in taking advantage of the provision to build new estates.”
The National Sales Director, Funmi Sanni, said Dangote Group has invested enormously in reversing the menace of collapsed buildings in the country through its quality cement and training of block moulders across the country, noting that the ongoing cement promo was meant to give back to the consumers and retailers of the product.
Head, Technical Sales, Dangote Cement Plc, Aniki Ayodeji, said the company was on course to support real sector development through its various partnerships.