….vows to help Nigerians tackle 80% accommodation problem
By Gabriel Ewepu
ABUJA- A firm called BSTAN Homes has partnered three States to build houses for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, as a way of giving back to the society as it marks 10 years anniversary of empowering Nigerians by providing solution to their accommodation problems.
This was disclosed by the Managing Director, BSTAN Homes, Engr Becky Damilola-Oke, during a media briefing in view of the company’s 1st Annual Economic Summit with theme, ‘Investment Opportunities in the Real Estate Sector’, to hold in Abuja on November 1, 2017, and will also be a time for the company to give back to the society with a lot of discount on its products.
According to Damilola-Oke Nigeria’s problem was majorly accommodation and the government alone cannot solve the problem, which they have come in to assist in solving the problem in a more flexible way, which in no distant time Nigerians would be house self reliant.
She said: “We want to teach people on investment on real estate, and investment in real estate is a sure deal and is the number investment you can do in any part of the world, and is the real investment you can do and enjoy because it always gives you value, return on investment, which is 200 per cent investment return annually, and no other business investment can give you 200 per cent.
“Federal government is trying its best but cannot fix the housing problem alone. We are ready to work with federal government and other organisations to ensure that 80 per cent of problems today in Nigeria is accommodation facing Nigerians which is accommodation is solved through BSTAN.
“We have met with three state governors already on Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, we have discussed and concluded with them by December on how BSTAN Homes is going to be building accommodations for IDPs in Maiduguri, Borno State, Gwagwalada-Abuja, and these are plans we have for the IDPs.
“We are also partnering with our brand ambassadors, including other partners that we take it also to other states where we have IDPs right now. Our joy is to see that everyone own a home and that is why we are solution providers as far as housing matter is concerned.
“80 per cent of problems today in Nigeria is housing problem because if you own a house you won’t have high blood pressure, you won’t die of landlord, you won’t die of paying rent.”
According to her the company provides accommodation to people who can pay over five years and 10 years with one digit interest of nine per cent, with payment spread plan and also charged Nigerians to plan ahead to own a house and land by securing their future.
Meanwhile, speaking on housing challenges in the country, Nollywood Star and ambassador of BSTAN Homes, Ejike Asiegbu, said that, “Every responsible government should provide houses for its citizens and should be serious about it. We should begin to sensitise Nigerians, even at secondary school level that they can own a home, and they can begin to save and not to wait for parents and the government, you can start investing with the N3, 000 or N5, 000 you have with the vision to own a home and also empower ourselves”, Asiegbu stated.
Also in her remarks, Nollywood diva and ambassador, BSTAN Homes, Monalisa Chinda, emphasized the need for Nigerians to ensure owning a house was part of their aspiration and determination to avoid disgrace from landlords.
“It is very important to own a home because rent is a big challenge to must Nigerians. I have also keyed into the vision of BSTAN home”, Chinda said.