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Shelter Afrique delegation meet Nigeria’s Housing Minister ahead of AGM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 – Pan-African housing financier Shelter Afrique delegation met several stakeholders in Nigeria ahead of the Company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abuja.

The delegation was led by the Board Chairman Chii Akporji and Managing Director & CEO Thierno-Habib Hann.

“Shelter Afrique is grateful to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through your Ministry for supporting the delivery of its mission of providing decent and affordable housing for all in Africa,” Akporji said.

“We deeply appreciate the role Nigeria has played in safeguarding the organisation and the role you have played personally in being a vanguard and a voice of reason for the shareholders,” he added.

Key market

“Nigeria is one of the key market for us. Besides being the second largest shareholder after Kenya, Nigeria has one of the biggest housing needs in Africa and we are certain that if we get it right with Nigeria, we shall have gotten it right with the entire continent,” Hann said.

The team also held talks with several other stakeholders such as the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Other were Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, Mixta Africa, Landmark Africa, Infracredit, Keystone Bank, Access Bank, Lekki Gardens, the African Development Bank, Wema Bank, and The Real Estate Developers of

Nigeria (REDAN), Family Home Funds, Modern Shelter, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Fund (NSIA), Chapel Hill Denham, UPDC, one of the largest Real Estate developers in Nigeria, Africa Finance Corporation, as well as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; Mrs. Aisha Ahmad.

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“We have had great and successful working sessions with our partners and stakeholders in Nigeria and I believe this sets pace for the next phase of our engagements,” Mr.  Hann concluded.


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