Follow Us:
Federal Ministry of
Housing & Urban Development (FMHUD)
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Welcome To Federal Ministry Of Housing And Urban Development.
Minister Federal Ministry Of Housing And Urban Development Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa.
Housing And Urban Development.
Inspection Tour Of Houses For The National Housing Scheme.
Housing And Urban Development.
Housing And Urban Development.
Housing And Urban Development.
Housing And Urban Development.
Jun
13
2024

LATEST PRESS


Minister Gwarzo Highlights Achievements

 

The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo has congratulated the President and Commander - in - Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, His Excellency President Bola Ahmad Tinubu GCFR on the occasion of commemoration of this year's  Democracy Day.

 

Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo, also congratulated Nigerians as the champions of democracy for commemoration of Nigeria's freest and widely acclaimed election held on June 12, 1993 and having uninterrupted democracy for good 25 years, adding that, it's a great milestone for the development of democratic system.

 

He explained that the APC-controlled administration under President Tinubu's able leadership has recorded landmark achievements that should be acknowledged and celebrated by all patriotic and progressive-minded Nigerians.

 

According to him such achievements include the flagging-off of the construction of 3,112 Housing units in Karsana and Abuja,the launching of the  construction of 250 Renewed Hope Estate at Katsina, Yobe, Gombe and Sokoto and 500 Renewed Hope Cities in Kano and allocation of 8,925 houses.

 

The Minister further stated that the planned construction of 100 housing units in all the 774 LGAs in the country under the National Housing Fund for vulnerable and underprivileged persons, the flagg-off of the construction of the Lagos to Calabar coastal road and the approved design of Sokoto to Badagry highway are another added credits to the President.

 

Other feats achieved by the administration in the last one year, including  improvement of the security situation in the country and the bold and patriotic steps taken to revamp the nation's economy.

 

He called on Nigerians to come together and work assiduously  to build a nation which our next generation will be proud of adding that what President Tinubu needs from all Nigerians is unflinching support and cooperation to take the country to greater heights.
 

Jun
12
2024

Dangiwa Harps on Innovative Housing Finance to Tackle Africa’s Affordability Crisis The Hon. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has called on African Ministers of Housing to embrace innovative housing finance solutions to address Africa’s growing housing affordability crisis affecting the 80 percent of African population. This he said is important given macroeconomic challenges and rising inflationary trends which have impacted incomes and raised the bar on housing affordability.  The Hon. Minister made this call while delivering his opening remarks at the Ministerial Roundtable themed “Innovative Financing for Housing Affordability” on the seconda day of the 43rd Shelter Afrique Development (ShafDB) holding at the Marriott Hotel, in Kigali, Rwanda. The event brought together Ministers, delegates and private sector stakeholders to explore new approaches to alleviate the continent’s housing challenges. Dangiwa highlighted Africa’s housing deficit and the housing affordability crisis affecting over 80% of Africa's population, driven by low incomes, challenging macroeconomic conditions, and escalating living costs. He underscored the critical need for affordable housing solutions targeting low and medium-income households, who are most affected by these economic pressures. “These factors make it increasingly difficult for our citizens to afford decent and quality housing. With each passing year, the affordability bar keeps getting higher. Many households that could afford housing a year ago can no longer do so because of rising cost of building material costs and static incomes. am worried about this because I believe that for us to make impact, we must find ways to design, build and facilitate delivery of affordable houses targeting the 80% of the low and medium-income percentile of our population,” he noted.  Drawing on his experience as the former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), the Chair 42nd AGM Bureau shared successful initiatives implemented in Nigeria. These initiatives include utilizing government funds to lower housing costs, engaging sub-national governments to provide land free of charge, and creating expandable housing units that can grow with homeowners' needs and financial capacity. Additionally, he highlighted the role of public-private partnerships (PPP) in facilitating collaborations with reputable developers to build affordable homes, incorporating cross-subsidy models to offer some units at subsidized rates. Furthermore, he highlighted efforts in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance to establish a N1 trillion Naira concessional financing window for developers and leveraging pension funds to provide single-digit mortgage loans were presented as key strategies. Hon. Dangiwa stressed the necessity of shifting traditional financing models towards more innovative solutions tailored to Africa's unique contexts. These include empowering low-income families with manageable loans for home improvements, unlocking capital markets to inject liquidity into the housing sector, and expanding access to credit, savings, and insurance through digital financial services, especially in underserved communities. He also acknowledged the potential of private sector-led solutions such as the Shelter Afrique Housing Solutions Fund. This initiative aims to stimulate housing demand and scale supply by providing long-term home loans to eligible buyers, in partnership with participating lending institutions and developers. “For us to move forward and move the needle, we  must have a shift in thinking and approach. We must develop a multi-dimensional strategy to solving it,” he added. Hon. Dangiwa called on all stakeholders, including governments, financial institutions, developers, community organizations, and international partners, to collaborate and share best practices. He emphasized the importance of robust policy frameworks, effective regulatory environments, and transparent governance to create a housing finance ecosystem that leaves no one behind. As the roundtable discussions continue, Hon. Dangiwa urged participants to think boldly and act decisively. He expressed optimism that innovative financing strategies, coupled with collaborative efforts, could transform the future of housing in Africa, ensuring hope, opportunity, and prosperity for all. The event featured presentations from the private sector, discussions by several Ministers of Housing who all harped on the importance of long term financing, low interest mortgage loans to ensure delivery of affordable housing to tackle Africa’s housing challenges.  Kigali, Rwanda – June 12, 2024: ...

Jun
11
2024

Dangiwa Charges Africa's Housing Ministers to Collaborate Towards Tackling Continent's Housing Challenges at 43rd SHAFDB AGM in Kigali   Kigali, Rwanda – June 11, 2024 - The Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban Development and 42nd AGM Bureau Chair of Shelter Afrique Development (ShafDB), Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has urged African housing ministers to work collaboratively to address the continent's pressing housing development challenges. This call to action was made during his opening remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Bank’s 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) Symposium, holding at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda 11-13th June, 2024.   In attendance at the opening ceremony were the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, represented by the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Edouard Ngirente, Ministers of Housing and Public Works from several African countries, organized sector and private sector players.    Stressing the importance of innovative financing, Dangiwa underscored the crucial role of ShafDB as Africa’s premier housing finance institution, stating, "ShafDB is Africa’s housing finance bank, the only such institution that we have. It is therefore important that we all continue to give the bank all the support that it requires to grow, scale in impact and deliver on its mandate." He highlighted the necessity for continued support to the bank to enable it to scale its impact and deliver on its mandate of providing affordable, decent, and quality housing across Africa.   As part of efforts to institutionalize partnerships, the Hon. Minister unveiled plans to launch a Financial Caucus of African Ministers of Housing and Urban Development during the AGM. This platform, he noted, aims to foster synergy, share experiences, and develop innovative measures to bolster housing development across African nations. He emphasized, "The African housing problem is for Africa to solve. And we as Ministers of Housing must recognize that we are the ones responsible for providing the solutions and driving the process towards fixing Africa’s housing challenge." He reiterated that solving Africa’s housing problem requires a unified approach, urging ministers to work together, share lessons, and engage with external stakeholders collectively.    “At the end of this AGM, we also plan to have a Kigali Declaration to signify and communicate our collective desire to Prioritize housing development and commit to taking concrete steps towards making a substantial difference. The Kigali Declaration aims to unify our voices to achieve common goals and tackle shared challenges. It seeks to highlight to the global community the urgent need for coordinated action on climate change, emphasizing its impact on Africa.   It is important to state that the Kigali Declaration will not just be words on paper. We have ensured that it is based on a well-prepared roadmap for "How to Finance and Deliver," leveraging the professional expertise around Shelter Afrique Development Bank. Our aim is to make a difference. And this is possible”, he noted.    Dangiwa also highlighted the critical role of the housing industry in achieving climate ambition and sustainability targets in the face of climate change. He called for a commitment to upholding the laws and statutes governing ShafDB and praised the perseverance and strategic planning that have led to significant achievements over the past year. "Our achievements over the past year underscore the importance of strategic planning and building strong connections," he noted.   Highlighting a major accomplishment, Dangiwa announced the overwhelming support from member States for the ratification of the new statutes during the Extraordinary General Assembly in Algiers. He stated, "This consensus is a significant milestone in our journey to establish the Shelter Afrique Development Bank." Despite some delays in the full ratification process, he emphasized the need to address these challenges promptly to continue the bank's growth trajectory.   The Hon. Minister expressed his gratitude to the President of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame, and the Government of Rwanda for hosting the AGM. He noted, "The beauty, neatness and orderliness of Kigali and its hospitality is simply breathtaking." Additionally, he thanked the ShafDB Board of Directors, led by Dr. Chii Akporji, for their support throughout his tenure as Chairperson of the 42nd AGM Bureau, acknowledging the significant milestones achieved under their guidance.   In addition, Dangiwa underscored the importance of building robust alliances and sustaining momentum. He expressed confidence in the incoming Chair of the 43rd AGM Bureau, Hon. Dr. Jimmy Gasore, to guide the revitalization process effectively. He said, "I am optimistic and anticipate that the new Chair of the 43rd AGM Bureau possesses the capacity to effectively guide this revitalization process."   Dangiwa expressed his gratitude to all participants for their commitment and collaboration, emphasizing the importance of staying united to overcome new and existing challenges. He stated, "Regardless of the decisions we make, I am confident that we will make them together, as a united body."   Speaking at the event, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of ShafDB, Mr. Thierno Hann and the Board Chairperson, Dr. Chii Akporji reinforced the Hon. Minister’s call for collaboration stating that the Bank had undergone significant reforms and reorganization and is now better positioned to deliver on its mandate of providing affordable to citizens of its member countries. They encouraged African countries to double down on their support of the Bank by making timely payments of the capital subscriptions and enabling effective project implementation.  ...

Jun
09
2024

Slums Ugrade, Urban Renewal Projects,  Impactful on Living Conditions of People  - Dangiwa    ..... advocates amendments to national urban planning   Minister of Housing and Urban Development Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has stated that slums upgrade and urban renewal projects have significant impact on the lives and living conditions of the people.    He listed housing upgrade, sanitation, environmental protection, agricultural support, boreholes and solar powered street lights among others, as projects that will enhance aesthetics and functional spaces, as well as impact the economy.   Dangiwa spoke when he hosted the House of Representatives Commitee on Urban Development and Regional Planning who came on an oversight visit to the Ministry.   The minister, in this regard, advocates for constitutional amendment to ensure urban and regional planning is placed in the concurrent list of the constitution and also called for an enactment of a bill for the establishment of National Urban Observatory that would collect urban sector data in order to have effective implementation of urban and regional planning projects.   Accordingly, Dangiwa listed some of the challenges affecting effective implementation of urban development projects as; non availability of reliable human settlements data-store for planning purposes, and inadequate policy back-up and structure for country wide efforts to reposition urban planning and regional development sector, for the benefit of all.   Similarly, the Minister explained some of the activities of the ministry's department of urban development and regional planning which includes, Preparation of National Physical Development Plan, Preparation of Physical Development Plans, Preparation of Urban Resilience and Sustainability Plans.   He further stated that the department is also engaged in Urban Sector Multilateral programmes like; Executive Board Meetings of UN HABITAT, which Nigeria is currently holding the Chair of the Executive Board;  Shelter Afrique (A Pan- African finance) Development Control Directorate, responsible for monitoring and control of development on Federal Government Lands and Estates;  Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading Programme, under which technical needs assessment studies of Slums in Nigerian cities were conducted.   Earlier, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning,  Honourable Abiante Awaji, said the Committee was in the ministry to fulfill it's  critical part of it's oversight mandate to assess performance, establish effective utilization of resources, identify challenges with a view to ensuring service delivery that would impact the lives of the Nigerian citizens.   He stated that the Oversight Visit was in furtherance of Constitutional mandate of the legislative arm of the government overseeing activities of the executive arm.   ...

First First First

OTHER NEWS


Mar
07
2024

We are Committed to Improving Staff Welfare  - Dangiwa

....Engages Tulsi Foundation Hospital to provide Free Medical Eye Test, Care for ministry's staff

 

As part of its commitment to improving  the welfare and well being of staff, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, has engaged the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation Eye Hospital, Abuja to provide free eye medical tests and care for the staff of the ministry.

 

While declaring the commencement of the free eye care exercise, Minister Arc Ahmed Dangiwa, stated that, welfare of staff is paramount in order to build a healthy workforce to attain high performance. According to the minister, the eye hospital service delivery is not for profit venture rather service to humanity.

 

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Dr Marcus Ogunbiyi, described the free eye medical test for the stsff of the ministry as a milestone in response to staff welfare, pointing out that the issue of welfare is not only limited to money, but it covers the overall wellbeing of the staff. Dr Ogunbiyi applauded Minister, Arc Ahmed  Dangiwa for bringing this free eye medical care, saying that it is the first of its kind in the ministry.

 

The coordinator of the Tulsi Chanrai Eye Hospital Foundation,  commended the minister for the gesture, ssying that he didn't hesitate in welcoming the idea after mentioning it to him.

 


Feb
23
2024

Housing Ministry Inaugurates Delivery Task Team on Presidential Priorities, Deliverables

 

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Marcus Ogunbiyi, PhD has inaugurated a delivery task team on the Presidential Priorities and Ministry's Deliverables.

 

The task team is a 25-man team drawn from the Ministry’s Headquarters, alongside some Agencies of the Ministry.

 

In his address, Dr. Marcus Ogunbiyi expressed optimism that the inauguration of the task teams would mark a turn around for Ministry’s activities in the sense that all departments would be responsive, having the knowledge that all activities would be monitored and reported in order to reflect the Presidential mandate of outstanding performance. 

 

He emphasized on the importance of the task team, urging the team to know their roles and responsibilities as well as take their duties very seriously in order to execute their tasks excellently.

 

Dr. Ogunbiyi informed the team that there would be quarterly reporting and assessment on the Ministerial and Presidential deliverables, and as such, an awareness seminar would be organized for the task team where more details of their tasks would be unveiled.

 

“We must be able to monitor and guide all the activities to know where we are at a given time”, he stated.

 

The Permanent Secretary also stressed the importance of generating accurate data by the task team, adding that there was need for efficient and effective method of collecting and managing data such that would capture every task the team would embark on.

 

In his remarks, the Special Adviser to the Honourable Minister on Administration, Adamu Ladan, noted that it was an honour and a milestone in the Ministry to inaugurate the task team because the present administration has taken the initiative which is a very fundamental one to the deliverable of its mandate.

 

He advised the task team to consider themselves very critical and key to the implementation of the Ministry’s mandate and so should take every task very importantly.

 

Referring to a law by the Central Coordinating Unit (CCU), Ladan advised that every data provided would be accounted for, stressing that every tiny detail in the implementation of the ministry’s deliverables must be captured so that the data being supplied will be cogent.

 

“We shouldn’t be found wanting in any aspect of our deliverable, so I urge us to pay attention to the tasks assigned to us and carry it out responsibly”, he stated.

 

Speaking on behalf of the task team, Director Planning Research and Statistics of the Ministry, Mohammed Bala Saulawa, appreciated the Permanent Secretary and the Honourable Minister for his support, encouragement as well as the responsibility given to them.

 

Saulawa assured the Permanent of their commitment to always come up with accurate and reliable data that would make the Ministry as a whole, proud.

 

He also disclosed that the department was working seriously to meet up with the timeline set by the CCU and as a result, issued a circular to all departments to submit their performance and achievements in order for a presentation to be made to the Honourable Minister and the Permanent Secretary before any action by the CCU.

 

He further appreciated the Permanent Secretary for approving a workshop for the task team officers and also pledged on behalf of the team to deliver their responsibilities effectively.

SPEECHES


Jun
12
2024

Opening Remarks by The Hon. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa At The Ministerial Roundtable Themed: Innovative Financing For Housing Affordability At The SHAFDB AGM Holding At The Marriott Hotel On Wednesday June 12th In Kigali, Rwanda


Protocols


1.    Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.


2.    I would like to begin by thanking the Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Planning for the Republic of Rwanda, Hon. Dr. Uzziel, for her welcoming remarks.


3.    As you are already aware, Africa faces a large and growing housing deficit. This is alongside a disturbing housing affordability crisis affecting over 80% of our populations. The causes are evident: low incomes, a challenging macroeconomic environment, and rising living costs due to high inflationary trends. 


4.    These factors make it increasingly difficult for our citizens to afford decent and quality housing. With each passing year, the affordability bar keeps getting higher. Many households that could afford housing a year ago can no longer do so because of rising cost of building material costs and static incomes.


5.    I am worried about this because I believe that for us to make impact, we must find ways to design, build and facilitate delivery of affordable houses targeting the 80% of the low and medium-income percentile of our population. 


6.    As you may be aware, before my appointment as Minister of Housing and Urban Development, I was the Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). During my term, we designed and financed affordable houses, including 1, 2, and 3-bedroom bungalows priced at 4, 6, and 8 million Naira respectively. When I became the Minister of Housing, the first thing I did was to set up a Technical Committee on Affordable housing design comprising Architects and built environment professionals at the Ministry. I tasked them to produce a workable organic design targetting those prices. They did a good job. However, with a 300% increase in building material costs, achieving these price points is now impossible. Now the 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms now cost an average of N8M, N12M and N16M! Meanwhile inflation has sucked out the purchasing power of potential homeowners, making the situation worse. 


7.    This is a serious crisis to housing delivery for us in Nigeria and governments across Africa. For us to move forward and move the needle, we  must have a shift in thinking and approach. We must develop a multi-dimensional strategy to solving it. While we encourage governments to drive policies to fix larger macroeconomic issues, we must also encourage innovative financing strategies to meet immediate needs. This involves creating financing frameworks to enhance individuals' capacity to own homes and lower the cost of finance required to increase supply. Striking this balance is crucial, and it is the question we need to address during this session.


8.    It is against this background that the theme of this Ministerial Roundtable—INNOVATIVE FINANCING FOR HOUSING AFFORDABILITY—is critical. 

9.    In Nigeria, we are using a blend of innovative initiatives to lower the affordability ladder. Firstly, we leverage interest-free budgetary allocations for housing, engage sub-national governments who are custodians of land to provide land free-of charge – as part of their service to their service - to deliver subsidized housing units without incorporating infrastructure. So citizens pay only for the cost of the units built not the infrastructure or land. This collaborative stakeholdger approach absorbs the cost of land, infrastructure and lowers the cost of housing units by as much as 40%.


10.    Additionally, we incorporate organic designs to further reduce the cost of entry for first time homeowners. For example, our houses are designed in such a way that a 1-bedroom house can grow into 2 and 3 bedrooms as the homeowner's income and family size increase.


11.    We have also embraced public-private partnerships (PPP) innovatively. Under PPP, we as government create an enabling environment for reputable developers to secure land and financing to build affordable homes while facilitating bankable offtaker guarantees from government owned housing institutions. Using cross subsidy, 20-30 percent of the housing units built under the PPP are dedicated and made available at subsidized rates to off-takers. For example, under our Renewed Hope Cities and Estates Programme, we signed an MoU with a Consortium of developers to deliver a 100,000 housing units under PPP comprising 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Using cross susidy, 20-30% of the units in each location are to be sold to beneficiaries  at subsidized rates, while the remaining are offered at commercial rates to enable the developers recoup their investments at a profit. We have also emphasized offtake options including 30-year mortgage loans at 7% interest rates, rent to own options and outright purchase. 


12.    We are also working with the Ministry of Finance and  a host of other agencies within the housing space including Family Homes Funds Limited, Ministry of Finance Incorporated, the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company and the Pension Funds to create a Real Estate Investment Trust. The aim of the Trust is to create a N1Trillion Naira concessional financing window for private sector developers to enable them get low cost funds that would lead to the large scale delivery of houses to Nigerians. The target is to also leverage Pension funds to provide single digit mortgage loans to beneficiaries at a scale that is larger than what we are currently doing using the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). 


13.    What is clear for us in Nigeria and I believe for most of us, is that we must innovate. We must think differently. We must chalenge the status quo and also get our partners to factor our peculiarities in their financing models. 


14.    Traditional financing models have served us to a point. To bridge the housing deficit, we must explore and embrace new financial instruments and mechanisms tailored to our unique contexts. Microfinance, mortgage-backed securities, public-private partnerships, and digital financial services offer promising avenues. Microfinance can empower low-income families with small, manageable loans for home improvements. Mortgage-backed securities can unlock capital markets, injecting liquidity into the housing sector. Public-private partnerships can combine public oversight with private sector efficiency. Digital financial services can expand access to credit, savings, and insurance, particularly in underserved communities.


15.    However, it is also important to say that financial innovation alone is not enough. It must be accompanied by robust policy frameworks, effective regulatory environments, and transparent governance. Our goal should be to create a housing finance ecosystem that leaves no one behind.


16.    On a continental scale, I am optimistic about the potential of private sector led innovative solutions such as the Shelter Afrique Housing Solutions Fund are key in catalyzing investments in the affordable housing industry. The Housing Solution Fund is a 100 billion Naira local currency real estate investment trust authorized and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Nigeria. The initiative was conceptualized alongside its development partners, with Shelter Afrique a key partner, to provide innovative market-based solution to stimulate housing demand and sustainably scale housing supply; By investing in affordable and accessible long-dated home loans offered to eligible homebuyers in partnership with participating lending institutions and pre-qualified housing developers. Further details on the fund will be presented later in this roundtable. 


17.    Engaging all stakeholders is imperative. Governments, financial institutions, developers, community organizations, and international partners must work together. We must foster an environment where ideas can be exchanged freely, best practices shared, and every stakeholder committed to the common goal of housing affordability.


18.    As we deliberate, I urge us all to think boldly and act decisively. Let us challenge conventional wisdom, explore uncharted territories, and forge new pathways to make affordable housing a reality for all Africans. Our discussions here will shape the future of housing on our continent, and it is our responsibility to ensure that this future is one of hope, opportunity, and prosperity.


Thank you.

Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa  
Hon. Minister of Housing and Urban Development

 

 


Jun
11
2024

Opening Remarks by The Hon. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, Outgoing Bureau Chair of The 42nd AGM, at The 43rd Annual General Meeting of Shelter Afrique Development Bank (SHAFDB) on Tuesday 11th June 2024 Holding At The Marriott Hotel In Kigali, Rwanda

 

Protocols:

 

Esteemed Guests, Honored Delegates, and Colleagues, all protocols observed,

 

1.    It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the Shelter Afrique Development Bank’s 43rd Annual General Meeting holding here in Kigali, the Capital of Rwanda. 

 

2.    I am especially delighted to finally see so many of you, for the first time in person. Your presence here today and in the coming days demonstrates a commitment to the growth of this bank. 

 

3.    ShafDB is Africa’s housing finance bank, the only such institution that we have. It is therefore important that we all continue to give the bank all the support that it requires to grow, scale in impact and deliver on its mandate. Particularly, this support, I believe, is critical to our efforts as Ministers of Housing to leverage private sector finance towards providing affordable, decent and quality housing to our people across Africa.

 

4.    Before I go on, I would like to on behalf of the 42nd AGM Bureau and the Management of ShafDB, sincerely thank the President of the Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency, Paul Kagame, and the Government of Rwanda for agreeing to host this 43rd AGM. The beauty, neatness and orderliness of Kigali and its hospitality is simply breathtaking. 

 

5.    I would also like to extend my profound gratitude to the ShafDB Board of Directors under the leadership of Dr. Chii Akporji for their support throughout my tenure as Chairperson of the 42nd AGM Bureau. With their support, we were able to accomplish great milestones and guide the bank towards a path of clarity and reform. 

 

6.    I must also acknowledge the exceptional efforts, drive and dynamism of our Managing Director, Thierno Habib Hann. Over the course of my time as AGM Bureau Chair, I have seen Mr. Hann demonstrate an untiring dedication, innovation and leadership that I believe is necessary to achieving the goals of a transformed ShafDB. 

 

7.    I want to acknowledge and commend the contributions of ShafDB management and staff. Their collective efforts contributed significantly to the successful transition from Shelter Afrique to Shelter Afrique Development Bank. To all of you, I extend my deepest appreciation.

 

8.    I am pleased to inform you that during the Extraordinary General Assembly in Algiers, member States overwhelmingly supported the ratification of our new statutes. This consensus is a significant milestone in our journey to establish the Shelter Afrique Development Bank. Our discussions went beyond words. We recorded concrete measures to expedite the ratification process. It is important that we foster transparent dialogue about our current state and identify additional steps to enhance our progress.

 

9.    Although we anticipated completing the ratification process within a few months, we find ourselves still awaiting full ratification. As of yesterday, only a few countries had ratified the Statutes. This situation poses challenges that we must quickly address. 

 

10.    Building robust alliances is essential for our success. I thank all member States for their financial contributions and support. I am proud to report that our Bank recorded a profit last year, a feat that was once considered impossible. 

 

11.    Looking ahead, it is important that we sustain and maintain a momentum of growth. I am optimistic and anticipate that the new Chair of 43rd AGM Bureau, Hon. Dr. Jimmy Gasore, possesses the capacity to effectively guide this revitalization process. 

 

12.    Our financial report highlights our unique assets, which position us for global success. The key question is how we can best leverage these resources to benefit our member States. On this too, I am confident that the new leadership will provide the management with the support they require to maximize impact. 

 

13.    During the course of the AGM, we plan to launch a Financial Caucus of African Ministers of Housing and Urban Development. I believe that this platform will help us create synergy, tap from our collective and unique strengths to fashion out innovative ways and measures to bolster housing development in our respective countries. 

 

14.    Like I said at the EGM in Algiers, the African housing problem is for Africa to solve. And we as Ministers of Housing must recognize that we are the ones responsible to providing the solutions and driving the process towards fixing Africa’s housing challenge. What this means is that we must work together. We must share experiences, challenges, lessons and solutions. We must combine efforts in our engagements with external stakeholders and maximize our engagements. We must seek to tap the immense benefits that come from working as a unified group towards solving the African housing problem. Working in silos is no longer an option. This is because as Africans, we are one. We have a common continent; we have a common destiny, and our progress or backwardness reflects on us all. 

 

15.    At the end of this AGM, we also plan to have a Kigali Declaration to signify and communicate our collective desire to Prioritize housing development and commit to taking concrete steps towards making a substantial difference. The Kigali Declaration aims to unify our voices to achieve common goals and tackle shared challenges. It seeks to highlight to the global community the urgent need for coordinated action on climate change, emphasizing its impact on Africa.  

 

16.    It is important to state that the Kigali Declaration will not just be words on paper. We have ensured that it is based on a well-prepared roadmap for "How to Finance and Deliver," leveraging the professional expertise around Shelter Afrique Development Bank. Our aim is to make a difference. Our aim is to create impact and build a new and more progressive narrative that delivers concrete results in terms of homes for our people, jobs and economic empowerment. And this, I believe is possible. 

 

17.    Importantly, with the existential threat of climate change, the housing industry serves a key lever to achieve the climate ambition and sustainability targets of the region.

 

18.    As we deliberate during this AGM, I implore us to always strive for compromise and ensuring a commitment to upholding the laws and statutes that hold us together. As a big organization with shareholding of over 44 independent and sovereign countries, we must all commit to staying within the boundaries of what the laws state. 

 

19.    Before I conclude, I want to express my gratitude to all those who continue to participate in our collaborative efforts, despite occasional disagreements about our direction. Your commitment strengthens us and propels us forward.

 

20.    Our achievements over the past year underscore the importance of strategic planning and building strong connections. Perseverance through challenges and setbacks is crucial. This year, we have reached several objectives we can be proud of.

 

21.    Despite our successes, we must remain vigilant and not rest on our laurels. New and existing challenges will continue to emerge. It is vital to sustain our current relationships and cultivate new ones.

 

22.    Regardless of the decisions we make, I am confident that we will make them together, as a united body.

 

Thank you.
Honorable Minister Arch. Ahmed Dangiwa

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT


Apr
29
2024

 


Click To View: RENEWED HOPE HOUSING PORTAL

PHOTO NEWS


Jun
07
2024

DANGIWA EXPRESESS MINISTRY'S READINESS, PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Dangiwa Expresess Ministry's Readiness, Participation in Community Engagement Programme

Click To View More Pictures


PHOTO NEWS


May
10
2024

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DR. MARCUS O. OGUNBIYI AND PARTICIPANTS IN A 2-DAY RETREAT ON THE MINISTERIAL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MPMS), HELD AT DE BENTLEY HOTEL, UTAKO, ABUJA ON FRIDAY 10TH- SATURDAY 11TH, MAY, 2024

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Marcus O. Ogunbiyi and participants in a 2-day Retreat on the Ministerial Performance Management System (MPMS), held at De Bentley Hotel, Utako, Abuja on Friday 10th- Saturday 11th, May, 2024

Click To View More Pictures



Other Agencies