The Millard Fuller Foundation hosted partners and stakeholders on Wednesday, 5th October 2022, for its annual National Day Build in Luvu Madaki Community in Masaka, Nasarawa State.
The event provided an opportunity for the stakeholders to meet with the beneficiaries of the affordable housing units developed by MFF in partnership with Selavip International and the Etex group, two organizations known for their unique approach to sustainable housing.
The foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Sam Odia, who spoke during the event, noted that the Millard Fuller Foundation had adopted a unique approach to sustainable and affordable housing. He disclosed that 24 single-room units in blocks of four semi-detached studio flats were built following an agreement with parties on the project, adding that each unit has a bathroom and kitchen.
“Our desire is to ensure every low-income earner has a roof over their head. We want to ensure that everybody can have their own home, where they will not need to pay money to any landlord,” he said.
CEO The Millard Fuller Foundation, Sam Odia actively participating in the build activities
Odia further stated that Nigeria’s infrastructural challenges have impacted housing delivery in the country and therefore urged the government to reform the Nigeria Mortgage Refinancing Company to improve support for housing firms.
Mr. Danladi Mwantok who representative Etex Group, one of the partners on the project thanked the Millard Fuller Foundation for its commitment at ensuring that low-income earners in the country have access to simple, decent, and affordable homes, noting that Etex group will continue to associate with laudable projects designed to ensure growth that the ordinary man live well.
Mr. Danladi Mwantok representing the Etex Group
Some of the beneficiaries, SunnyKing Benjamin, Sunday Okhuoya, and Martha Jacob thanked the Millard Fuller Foundation for the opportunity to be a part of the project. It will be recalled that Selavip International entered a partnership with The Millard Fuller Foundation in 2015 to execute projects in Nigeria specifically geared towards low-income earners, with their initial aim of targeting only widows as beneficiaries.
Beneficiary Martha Jacob expressing gratitude to Fuller and its partners
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