Samson Opaluwah, the Chairman of the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), has emphasized the urgent need for the adoption of technology and innovation to revolutionize housing in Nigeria, making it more accessible, sustainable, and affordable.
Speaking at the 2023 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development National Workshop organized by the Nigerian Institute of Building in Abuja, Opaluwah stressed the significance of leveraging technology to meet the critical housing needs of the nation’s growing population. He highlighted that housing is a fundamental human requirement and plays a vital role in overall well-being, making it essential to explore how technology can elevate the quality of living for Nigerians.
Opaluwah expressed confidence in the transformative power of innovation and technology in the housing sector, citing their potential to create lasting solutions for urban slums and rural settlements. He emphasized the importance of embracing technology to achieve these goals effectively.
In recent years, the housing sector has witnessed remarkable advancements, such as prefabricated construction and system buildings. These innovative techniques offer credible solutions, enabling developers to construct high-quality homes in significantly less time and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional methods.
By integrating these technological advancements into the construction process, Opaluwah believes Nigeria can bridge the housing gap, ensuring that more people have access to comfortable and sustainable homes.
The call for tech adoption by CORBON aligns with the broader global trend of using innovation to address housing challenges. Embracing technology in the housing sector has the potential to bring positive change and uplift communities throughout Nigeria, improving the living conditions and overall quality of life for its citizens.