BSTAN Group, one of the key players in the real estate sector, is set to hold its ‘National House Fair 5.0’ which seeks to provide lasting solutions in the area of housing by tackling the housing deficit bedeviling the country.
The Group Managing Director, BSTAN, Dr Becky Olubukola speaking during a press conference Thursday in Abuja, said that the Fair would attract dignitaries from the Presidency, Senate, House of Representatives, as well as various ministries and key players in the housing industry, considering the state of the economy which needs serious emergency.
Olubukola also disclosed that the group has put together, a beauty pageantry: “Face of National House Fair”, aimed at encouraging the girl child as the winner stands the chance to go home with cash prizes worth millions, courtesy of National House Fair, a brand new car and a 12-month ambassadorial deal.
She added that the group is coming up with the metro shelter concept across every 36 states of the country to reduce the migration from rural to urban areas and build a business line, create urbanisation in those rural environments and many more.
This year’s Fair she said, entails the celebration of 15 years anniversary of the Group and 5years anniversary of the National House Fair, explaining that the National House Fair was borne out of passion for the citizens of the nation, Nigeria and Africa at large.
Speaking on the various achievements and contributions of the National House Fair since its inception, she said, “The National House Fair which started 5 years ago, has been a tremendous success, it has brought good tidings to the citizens of this country. The last five years, we have provided over 10,000 houses in several states of this country and several families have been able to acquire their property; a plot of land, or a basic apartment through the National House Fair that happens every year. This year’s Fair will be happening at the International Conference Centre Abuja beginning from 7th to 8th and 9th, October 2021.
“We have several side attractions for this year’s event and this milestone we have achieved – the street carnival which would be first of its kind, starting from the 5th to 6th October 2021.
“Beyond that, the National House Fair gave birth to a new program called “the face of the National fair”, given the success and stories of how women have tried both in family, our society and building career at the same time.
“This year we’re celebrating our young ladies (the girl child), making them know that “if I can do it, they can do it”, “If Okonjo Iweala can do it, then they can do it”.
“And we are all together encouraging our girl child and encouraging families to educate our girls because they are the future of the nation; even God knows that the world cannot be complete without a woman.”
She stressed the need for all hands to be on deck to build, rebuild and sustain Nigeria’s economy that is dwindling, lamenting the continuous degrading Value of the Naira, food hunger and insecurity, insecurity of lives and properties and unemployment which has thrown young boys and girls into the streets.
She therefore called for more Public-Private Partnership in order to assist government as governance is everybody’s business.