•Details Of The Classy Event
Sunday 13th December 2020 was an unforgettable day at the magnificent Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, In Lagos as top dignitaries who have paid their dues in the real estate industry were honoured at the maiden edition awards of The Lagos State Chapter of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN).
The event which was organised by the Lagos Chairman, Dr Bamidele Onalaja, and other excos of the REDAN, lived up to the billings as top government officials, first-class Obas, real estate gurus, and other eminent Nigerians stormed the venue for the much-awaited ceremony.
One of the early comers to the event was Lagos Deputy Governor Dr Kadri Hamzat, he was accompanied by the Commissioner for Housing Lagos State Mr Moruf Akinderu Fatai, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, Special Adviser to the governor on Housing, Mrs Toke Benson Awoyinka, Permanent Secretary Land Bureau Mr Bode Agoro, Mr Muri Okunola (Head of Service Lagos state), Surveyor General Tomi Sangowawa and other eminent government officials were present.
Also present were top real estate developers who have made their marks in the sector. Some of them include: the REDAN President, Alhaji Aliyu Oroji Wamakko, Mr Akintoye Adeoye (Deputy President, REDAN), Mr Debo Adejana (Chairman REDAN (south-west), Bri. Gen. P.M Tunde Reis, Mr Sujimoto Ogundele, Dr Bisi Onasanya (The Address Homes), Hakeem Ogunniran (Eximia Realty), Mr Yemi Idowu (Aircom Nigeria, Otunba Olumide Osunsina (Megamond Development), Mr Adeyinka Adedope (Grenadines Homes), Dr Bamidele Onalaja (RevolutionPlus Property), Dr Ololade Abuta, Gracias Properties, Segun Oshundairo (CEO, Arcview), Oluwatobi Osonuga (MD, Chateau Roya Real Estate), Bunmi Felix(MD, Affordable Lekki), Daniel Ebo (MD, Danbel Properties and investment), Adetola EmmanuelKing (MD, Adron Homes), Olalekan Alabi (MD, Egletek Engineering ), Olawale Ayilara (CEO, LandWey Investment ), Kingsly Ehikioya (MD, Ehi-kings real estate and construction), Toby Ifada (MD, CEO, Aniera Homes partners), Grace Ofure (CEO, lifecard international), Clement Oladipupo (CEO, Life page group), Olawale Popoola (MD, Highbridge City Solution, Kennedy Okonkwo (MD, Nedcomoaks), Harrison Agboifoh (MD, Landmark Corporate. Many of them were highly honoured on the night for their significant contribution to the real estate sector.
The Chairman of REDAN, Lagos State Chapter In his welcome address revealed what he has been able to do in the last 4 months as Chairman of the association. Dr Bamidele stated that they have paid a visit to Lands Bureau where they met with Mr Bode Agoro and they were taken around and shown how the government works and how the digitilisation of the Approval, Consent, C of O etc were been processed.
He also congratulates every awardee who was present in the night. One of the highlights of the night was when the Ooni of Ife HIM presented an award to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu, who was represented by Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu. He was honoured for his tremendous effort in the Lagos real estate sector. The Ooni himself was also honoured for his fatherly role in the sector.
Don’t forget that the Chairman of the association, Dr Bamidele Onalaja, was also honoured for his remarkable contribution to the sector. The plaque was presented to him by the Ooni Of Ife. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, was a major attraction at Sunday night’s event as he made a grand entrance with his entourage in the middle of the show. The monarch, a former real estate player, expressed joy at the collaboration between the government and the private sector, a cordial relationship he said could only lead to progress for the people.
Describing real estate as the ‘oil and gas in Lagos’, the monarch praised Sanwo-Olu’s passion for development in the state.
He challenged real estate developers to improve the infrastructure in Lagos, particularly on increasing the number of connecting bridges between the mainland and Island parts of the state. “We should be on 10th Mainland Bridge right now. It’s about ideas,” he said.