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What happened in the Nigerian construction industry this week

This article seeks to bring a round-up of events that took place in the Nigerian construction industry from the 14th of November to the 21st of November 2020. From the unveiling of plans by some state governors to the virtual West African Property Investment Summit, we have everything covered.

The West African Property Investment Summit

The West African Property Investment Summit is back again this year but this time it is a virtual summit with the theme “The Evolution of West African Real Estate”. The WAPI virtual summit is two days of live sessions, collaboration, and networking, hosted by Africa’s leading real estate platform. Featuring 16+ hours of industry-leading insights delivered by more than 60+ speakers. This year’s virtual conference is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with Nigerian construction industry peers and make new connections, as WAPI is hosting some of the foremost professionals working in property investment today.

One of the speakers of this year’s WAPI summit is the Managing Director of Dutum Construction company, Temitope Runsewe. His speaking objective is to enrich the working experience of delegates through relevant information and insights. Find out more

Governor of Edo state unveils plan to construct a museum of West African art

On the 13th of November, the governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki unveiled plans for the Edo Museum of West African Arts project. The project would exhibit looted Benin bronzes currently displayed in European and American museums, among other initiatives to preserve the essence of Benin cultural heritage & promote tourism

In addition to the museum, an archaeological excavation project will begin in 2021, at a site adjacent to the palace of the Oba, Benin’s traditional ruler. Read more

Governor of Lagos state promises completion of Lagos-Badagry expressway

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu promised the completion of the Lagos-Badagry expressway while speaking at the unveiling of Hyundai Kona, Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car in Nigeria at Ojo in Lagos State on Friday.

While assuring Lagosians of the government’s commitment to the construction of the road, he said the delay was attributed to the government’s plan to build a first-class infrastructure that people would be proud of when completed. Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu also assured that the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, when completed, would last for about 30 to 40 years. Read more

Give priority to Nigerians over expatriates for construction – Afe Babalola

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has urged the Federal Government to give priority to Nigerian experts, rather than expatriates, in bridge, rail, and airport construction. He said Nigerian professionals are skillful and have the brains to take over from expatriates.

His representative Prof. Yemi George (SAN) said this in Abuja during the 2020 induction of fellows of the Nigerian Institute of Building. Read more

Motorists will have access to an entire stretch of the Ijebu Ode-Epe Expressway by Christmas

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday the 14th said his administration would complete the construction of the 14.7km Ijebu-Ode-Epe Expressway and make it ready for use by Christmas. He made this known during an assessment tour of the road, shortly after receiving assurance from the contractors that about eight to nine kilometers of one lane of the road would be completed in the next 10 days.

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“This project is rated viable, because it will, in addition to bringing in more commerce, better connect Ogun State to the Eastern part of the Nation and ensure safer travel and durability of the road”. Read more

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