The fifth edition with the theme: Building Up Safely: Government – Industry Collaborations; provided a unique opportunity to take a deepdive at how high-rise buildings could be a solution to the problem of scarcity and high cost of accommodation in urban centres in Nigeria.
The Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos state was represented by the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr. Kadri, Obafemi Hamzat.
Renowned experts invited to participate at the event included Dr. Idris Salako, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development; Engr. Monsurat Aramide Adeoye, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure; Kehinde Osinaike, General Manager, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA); Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki, General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA); Mrs Olajumoke Akinwunmi, Acting Chairman, Purple; Saadiya Aliyu, MD/CEO, Urban Shelter Limited and Femi Yusuff, Head, Mortar, Innovation & New Product Development, Lafarge Africa Plc.
This edition explored solutions for addressing the predicament of poor housing and neighborhoods without the required amenities or infrastructure, as well as the importance of having people-focused strategies to providing housing solutions. Click here to read more