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Why Nigerian government must co-opt genuine realtors in bridging housing deficit – expert

A real estate firm in Nigeria, Pablo Luxury Homes, has underscored the need for the government at all levels to collaborate with reputable firms in the real sector if it hopes to bridge the mass housing deficit.

Chief executive officer of the firm, Egwuagu Uche Kingsley, made the call while unveiling their latest housing projects design.

The Enugu state born realtor said that government can help real estates firms by removing the bureaucracies involved in land accusations and by so doing will help firms like his to continue to provide low-cost houses for Nigerians.

To underscore his commitment to housing challenges, the firm is currently providing low-cost housing for Nigerians in different parts of the country.

Commenting on the journey so far, Egwuagu noted that he started his real estate firm, through a combination of hard work and Gods grace.

“I started by following my uncle who is a surveyor to work on layouts and acres of community lands and it helped me know more about land development and from there I started developing my ambitions for real estate.

“I officially started my company in 2017 with the help of my elder brother who is a surveyor and from there we first acquired layouts in Nteje, Anambra state, developed them and started selling to clients. The rest they say is history.”

On his unique selling point, he said he is focused on making sure that an average Nigerian has decent accommodation without paying a fortune.

The soft-spoken realtor said he has no plans to compete with big names in the real estate business. He is more concerned with building a Nigerian centric brand that will be known for providing low-cost houses for Nigerians.

“I’m not planning to compete with any big name in the real estate business, I will just put in my best and allow God do the rest”

On his philanthropic activities, Egwuagu said that he established Pablo Foundation to support young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and as well the less privileged in Nigeria.

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