From left: Bukola Iluyomade O. (MD. AIMART Int’l), Mrs. Titilayo Onoro (Admin / HR LSRERA), Mr. Iluyomade (AIMART Int’l), Esv. (Mrs) Olayinka Patunola-Ajayi mni (Director of Estate) Lagos State
Real estate company, AIMART International, an indigenous Nigerian corporate organization that majors in real estate with its headquarters in Lagos has launched its novel project tagged “Affordable Homes Scheme” as part of its own effort at complementing both the federal and state government’s various housing schemes at solving the seeming intractable housing problem in the country.
A press statement released on Friday, November 27, 2020 by the company stated that; housing, which is one of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has over the years been a challenging conundrum. In spite of the several interventions from concerned stakeholders, it remains an albatross.
“It is in light of this that AIMART International, a major player in the real estate sector came up with the AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME targeted at median-income earners both in the public and private sector and it is not limited to only resident in Lagos. With this scheme, you can actually own a home with as low as N1,299,999.00 while the balance is spread over a reasonable amount of time or you can access this scheme through a proper mortgage financing.”
According to the release signed by the company’s COO, AIMART International considers it a responsibility to complement the efforts of the Lagos State Government under the ascendancy of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu at reducing the housing deficit in the state. Hence the partnership with the Lagos Building Investment Company Pls (LBIC) and the Federal Mortgage Bank.
“We are targeting a total housing unit of about 10,000 units across the country starting with 3 locations: (Ibeju-Lekki, Agbara and Badagry) within a ten (10) year period. We also intend as a matter of value addition and corporate social responsibility, to further discount a number of units to ensure that we give more persons the opportunity to benefit from this scheme.
“This is not a social housing scheme but as solution providers in this space, we are driven by a need to render service to humanity, ensuring one of the basics of life which is shelter is made conveniently available to as many as possible. More details on this would be communicated through our online media mechanisms in the coming days.
“Our integrity and efficiency have never been in doubt and we are convinced that this is the ideal time to make our own contribution towards economic recovery by making home-ownership more realistic and accessible. We intend to, through this project, create about ten (10) to thirteen (13) thousand jobs both directly and indirectly over the 10-year period.
This is a great day in the history of the real estate sector and in our journey also as a nation. We hope this novel project will inspire the needed improvement in our housing sector and also help in wealth creation for our people.”
In an event where the company unveiled this product in the presence of Lagos State Government officials, the Managing Director of the company Mrs. Bukola Iluyomade stated that her vision is beyond profit-making but that of a Nigeria where everyone can own an apartment that can be truly called a home.