Builders Raise Concern for Low Income Earners

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Abuja - Mediaage NG News – Chairman of the Registered Council of Builders, Samson Opaluwah in an interview called for an urgent solution to the challenges of housing, as it mostly affect the middle and lower income earners in the country.

Speaking with Radio Nigeria, he said the increase in the cost of building materials as a result of improved quality of building materials by manufacturers was a major factor depriving low income earners from owning houses.

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Mr. Opaluwah noted that while the higher income earners can go for luxury materials, the lower income earners should also be able to afford the basic materials for their comfort as well.

On the recent reduction of cement price to N3,500 by a major producer in Nigeria, Opaluwah described it as a patriotic gesture coming at the right time when the nation marked its Independence Anniversary.

The chairman of the builders council has however appealed to other manufacturers to follow suite especially with the current economic reality facing the nation.

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