Jakande, Ekwueme, Fadahunsi, 2 others inducted into Affordable Housing Hall of Fame

Late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, former civilian Governor of Lagos
State who was also a former Minister of Works and Housing, and
Nigeria’s former Vice President, Sir Alex Ekwueme with three others
were on Friday, December 10 2021 inducted as the 2021 posthumous
inductees in the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame.

The event, the first of its kind in Africa, was organized by Africa’s
most prestigious and most credible housing awards – Africa Housing

Apart from Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, the former civilian governor
of Lagos State, popularly known as “Baba Kekere”, Engineer S.O
Fadahunsi, former President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and
Sir Fortune Ebie, who was among Nigeria’s first generation of Estate
Surveyors and Valuers. Ebie, a man deeply committed to his God, his
family, housing for the poor and the Ika nation. Ebie was also a
former President, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors.

Retired Major General Mamman Tsofo Kontagora, Honorary Fellow of the
Nigerian Institute of Architects; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of
Surveyors, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigerian Institute of Town
Planners, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Nigerian Institute
of Estate Surveyors and Valuers as well as former Minister of Works
and Housing and Federal Capital Territory Minister completed the pack
of five heroes inducted posthumously into the Affordable Housing Hall
of Fame.

“These heroes and exemplary leaders were posthumously inducted into
the affordable housing hall of fame for their unshaken, unparalleled
and invaluable contributions in spearheading and pioneering affordable
housing development and advocacy efforts in Nigeria,” as expatiated by
the Executive Director of a leading Non-governmental advocacy
organization, Housing Development Advocacy Network, (HDAN), 

Mr. Festus Adebayo, the organizers of the event.

Who is who in the building, real estates and construction industries
as well as top former and present government officials attended the
award night which was organized to recognize and celebrate original
and innovative contractors, businesses, teams, consultants, and
projects that demonstrate excellence in the building and construction

Prominent among the dignitaries were the Chairman, Senate Committee on
housing and a former governor of Ebonyi State, Senator Dr Sam Egwu;
Senate Committee Chairman on Aviation and a former President of
Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Senator Smart Adeyemi, and Prof
Uche Ugwuanyi.

Source: African Housing News

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