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FG Partners Pinnacle Step Construction, M.I. Okoro, To Build 2,000 housing units in Delta

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Nigerians are set to enjoy succor in the housing sector as the federal government have partnered with Pinnacle Step Construction and Properties Limited and real estate giant, MI Okoro and Associates .

In a recent press statement issued by ace real estate surveyor and valuer, Meckson Okoro, the partnership will see to the building of over 2,000 housing units in Ugbolu in Asaba Delta State and comes on a Public/Private Partnership basis, as brokered by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

 

“It is expected that Ugbolu in Asaba Delta State will witness the development of close to 2,000 housing units of various categories whose contract was consummated about six years ago between the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing selected well profiled developers and Pinnacle Step Construction and Properties Ltd is just one out of ten developers. The Ministry honoured her own part of the contract under the PPP arrangement by acquiring about 100 hectares of land; done the roads and tarred same, provided electricity poles with all the electric wires connected and other infrastructural developments, then shared the land to the 10 developers for the construction of the houses but, unfortunately, none of the developers have been able to meet up with his own part of the deal because of lack of development finance,” Okoro said.

 

 

However, the Managing Director, CEO of Pinnacle Step Construction and Properties Limited, Engineer Chizoba Udegbe, appears to set his company on the path of history when he consulted a real estate surveyor, valuer and consulting guru, Dr Meckson Innocent Okoro, who perfected a real estate development funding deal with Amaechi Ndili who is the Chairman and CEO of Property Development subsidiary, Ndili Education Science and Technology Limited (NEST) and who doubles as the Founder and Chairman of Golden Tulip West Africa, the largest hospitality industry in West Africa.

 

 

Okoro continues: “In other words, history was made yesterday, December 6, 2020 in Lagos when Dr. M.I. Okoro brokered the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between property subsidiary, Ndili Education Science and Technology Limited, ably represented by Dr. Amaechi Ndili as sole financier and Development Partner of Nigerview Estate in Ugbolu Asaba, Delta State.  Pinnacle Step Construction and Properties Limited, the original allottee of the development site by the Federal Government of Nigeria also represented by the MD/CEO, Engr. Chizoba Udegbe while Principal Partner/CEO of M.I. Okoro and Associates signed as sole marketing agent of all houses to be developed within the Nigerview Estate, though M.I. Okoro and Associates is already partnering with Ventolite Marketing International Company Ltd and NEST Ltd to ensure faster sales of the expected houses.

 

“The main thrust of the executed MoU is that physical construction at the Ugbolu site where the Nigerview Estate is located will commence on January 21, 2021. The beauty of the funding arrangement is that our funding partner does not require bank loan of any type for the construction of these houses and therefore between January and May 2021, Deltans and other investing public will have a lot of homes to buy from our consortium in Ugbolu, Asaba. Our happiness is that our financier and Development Partner, Dr. Amaechi Ndili is not just a hospitality investment guru, he is also a major player in the oil industry and offshore operational activities including fleet of ships in the high sea that aid oil operations and lifting. Therefore, we are confident that his company will bring their enormous goodwill and financial resources to bear in the arrangement and towards ensuring that finance is never a problem again in the development of these houses. Furthermore, our financier and development partner is from Ugbolu Community in Asaba and therefore has emotional attachment for the development of Nigerview Estate which he believed would help the State Government in generating internal revenue, by way of taxation in real estate as well as provide homes for many Deltans of both home and abroad, plus a lot of employment opportunities for the Deltan youths who may like to pick up some jobs. No doubt, Asaba as a state capital will benefit a lot from the development of Nigerview Estate especially when the 2nd Niger bridge that is under construction is completed, the usual traffic jams along Onitsha-Asaba road will drastically reduce by 85%, therefore Asaba town will create home for many Deltans and other Nigerians.

 

“The major highlight of the MoU include but not limited to the following:

Property development subsidiary, Ndili Education Science and Technology Ltd powered by Dr. Amaechi Ndili will ensure that construction activities will commence at the site on January 21, 2021; be responsible for financing and procuring all building materials and labour required for the construction activities and in conjunction with Pinnacle that the project moves in accordance with quality, time and agreed cost lines.

 

“Pinnacle Duties: Participate fully with his engineering and construction team in conjunction with Property Development Subsidiary, Ndili Education Science and Technology Ltd (NEST) team in the development of the Nigerview Estate;  ensure that the allocated land upon which the project is to be built is available and accessible at all times; ensure that the relationship with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and is cordial, warm and supportive at all times and at no time will the allocation be withdrawn or threatened; solely responsible for the bringing of other developers who have been allotted development land under the PPP arrangement, who may like to come under our consortium umbrella; specifically negotiate terms under which the consortium shall be responsible for taking over the development of such undeveloped parcels.

 

“M.I Okoro & Associates (Estate Surveyors and Valuers): Lead the sales and marketing efforts including devising sales strategies to attract buyers who will put down initial deposit as sign of seriousness to purchase the housing; preparing all the paperwork for selling and transfer of ownership of the sold/pre-sold units; setting up a sales office on the site and in Asaba with sales materials and brochures; designing and executing sales adverts; maintaining a database of potential buyers and ensuring a system of staying in constant touch with potential buyers on the database.

 

Some of the housing types to be developed within the Nigerview Estate are 2 bedroom Flats in block of 12 flats each; 3 bedroom flats in block of 6 flats each; 3 bedroom fully detached house plus BQ, 3 Bedroom Terrace Duplex with BQ in 4 per block units, 4 Bedroom fully detached House with BQ, 5 Bedroom fully detached house with BQ.

 

 

“From the above housing types, it is obvious that everyone who is really interested in purchasing a house has one to buy.

Although this year has been quite turbulent particularly with coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest and economic dislocations (downturn) etc, with the intervention of Dr. Amaechi Ndili in the area of funding the development of Nigerview Estate and signing of MoU between property development subsidiary, Ndili Education Science and Technology Ltd (NEST), Pinnacle Step Construction Properties Ltd and M.I. Okoro & Associates (Estate Surveyors and Valuers), we can conclude that this year is ending very well for us and with the commencement of construction at the site from January 21, 2021, we can rightly say that the year will start on a very good note for us and we can confirm that nothing is too big for God to solve. To God be the glory.”

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Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

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Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The Property and Oil mogul, Aare Bashir Fakorede has openly debunked a land-grabbing allegation levelled against him by some unscrupulous elements using some section of the media to malign his persona.

 

 

 

 

Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, this unscrupulous elements have been in the news with their recent land-grabbing fiasco with the Oni-Orisan chieftaincy family of Lagos Island and Epe after they took thugs and police to beat family members who own the landed property situated at Oju-Ota, Oko-Orisan Epe Lagos, which Aare Bashir Fakorede acquired from the family in 2016, with a family-issued receipt, official gazette from the Lagos state on the 28th of June 2007, deed of assignment, Joint Venture agreement between his property development company and the family, survey plan among other documents to show he acquired the land.

 

 

 

 

 

Aare Bashir Fakorede Distance self from Land Grabbing Allegations, Calls for Proper investigation

 

 

 

 

 

Few days ago, the court Sheriff, acting under the writ of execution granted by Hon. Justice I. O. Harrison in suit number: M/762/11 on the 25th of April,2024, where the Honourable Justice reevaluated the court judgement which authenticates the Oni-Orisan as the rightful owner of the land. The court empowered the claimant to take possession of the land which they went to do on the 12th of July 2024, in the company of the court’s deputy Sherrif, Adeyemi Adeyinka and Adebayo Moshood and some policemen, where all encroaching erected structures were removed while they erected a notice boards which clearly stated the original owners according to the court judgement. In a reprisal attack, armed thugs and security personnel removed the erected court notice boards strategically placed on the land among other things. While many onlookers condemned this actions, legal experts tagged the act as a deliberate contempt of court by undermining the declaration of a competent court of jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday the 22nd of July, the family and its representative visited the land on the intelligence that some armed thugs and security personnel were stationed on the land. The family visited the AIG zone 2 office where they reported the case which they envisaged might likely lead to the disruption of public peace. The Zone 2 command attached some policemen with the family to go to the land to ascertain the authenticity of the claim of the armed thugs and security personnel stationed there. When the police and the family got to the land, they were immediately overpowered and attacked by thugs who inflicted various degrees of injury on them. They injured 2 family members and 3 policemen who were dressed in mufti. They also seized the mobile phones of one of the family members and threw it in the water to cover their tracks while they also abducted Chief Mrs Modupe Oni-Orisan, who is the head of the Oni-Orisan Chieftaincy family alone with two other members. One of them escaped while two were held captive for hours before the intervention from the police which led to her release. The Area commander requested that they return with the abducted women to the station which led to the apprehension of two of the thugs currently in police detention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aare Bashir Fakorede disclosed that out of 15.360 hectares owned by the family, he legally acquired 7 Acres of land from the Oni-Orisan Chieftaicy family who owns the landed property according to family history and a judgement from a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oni-Orisan Chieftaincy Family has petitioned the police to do a proper investigation and also called the attention of the AIG Zone 2 AIG Durosimi to wade into the lingering issues.

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Rotary Club District 9112  Begins Planting of 1000 Coconut Trees To Improve The Environment

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In its bid to promote its mission of improving the environment, Rotary Club District 9112 on Sunday in Lagos kicked off an environment-saving intervention tagged: Coastal Restoration Initiative at Westside Beach, Okun, Ajah, Lagos, where 1000 coconut trees were planted along the coastal shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Speaking at the event,  the Governor of Rotary International, District 9112 Rotarian  Femi Adenekan said the “initiative is conceived to save the environment as well as reduce the adverse effect of climate change.”

According to him; “the environment is one of the main focuses of the Rotary International. We need to consciously realize that we need to save our environment. We need to save ourselves. So that in the future, those that will come after us will have life.”

“People assume that the world belongs to them. They have forgotten that they are just tenants on the surface of the earth. If you try to change nature, nature will react back, which is the reason we are having a lot of environmental damage in the world. Some wrong human activities, such as throwing plastics and other items into water or where it ought not to be is causing us environmental challenges. If we don’t take care of our environment, the environment will react and take us out of the surface of the earth,” He said.

Also speaking at the event, one of the Guest Speakers, the world acclaimed horticulturist, and CEO, TOLARAM Group/Lagos Free Zone, Mr. Andrew Vale, highlighted the importance of trees, saying; “planting trees improves air quality, reduces air pollution, and illnesses from air pollution. More so, plants produce oxygen and provide shelter, medicine, and many more.”

In his own special remarks, Chairman, LUFASI Park and Director General Coconut Naija, Dr. Desmond Majekodunmi, said; “the basic fact about the environment is that whatever you sow, you shall reap. The environment will always treat you, the way you treat it.”

It is noted that the vision of the Rotary District on tree planting for this year is achieving a safer and cleaner environment by planting 1000 seedlings of coconut, mango and other related crops that have economic, health and environmental benefits.

The event was witnessed by main stakeholders in the industry which included, Dapo Olakulehin, General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA), Hon. Dayo Alebiosu, the Commissioner, Ministry of Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Lagos State,Engr. Abiola Kosegbe from the ministry of energy Lagos State, Hon. Toke Benson, Commissioner, Tourism & Culture, Lagos State, Dr. Onaja, Director General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation amongst others.

Rotary leaders who witnessed the event are DRR Rotaractor Fathia Adekeye, PDG Tunji Funsho, PDG Kamoru Omotosho, DGE Lanre Adedoyin, PDG Omotunde Lawson, led by DG Femi Adenekan and spouse Rtn Tayo Adenekan, Rtn GOC Bada, the chairman of the planting project. Several Rotarians also turned up in their large numbers to support the event.

The event was supported by Our partners and supporters, including  Pan African Towers, Azeez Amida Foundation ,The Legend Lifeskills Foundation, Tolarem Group, Telenoetica, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority LASCODA, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency LASPARK, Etam Avitat, Food Nation, Westside Beach,Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Rotary Clubs in District 9112.

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The First Lady Oluremi Tinubu says women have to learn how to obtain power the e ECOWAS Female Parliamentarian Association has held its Spotlight Initiative with the theme; Re-thinking Women’s Proportional Representation in Governance.

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu noted that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration has made significant progress in this regard but barriers still exist especially culturally and socially.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“These barriers include deeply entrenched societal norms, systemic discriminatory practices, structural issues within our political systems, and financial incapability”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“To achieve this across board, we must be seen to walk the talk. For instance, our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken significant steps to remove financial barriers by making nomination forms for elective positions free at grassroots level, ensuring that capable and qualified women can participate in the political process without the burden of prohibitive costs”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Oluremi Tinubu commended the Federal House of Representatives for its recent passage of the Bill seeking 74 seats for women in the National Assembly in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and governance.

 

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

“I believe that the leadership in the Senate is gender-friendly”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Power is not served A’lar carte, just as my husband, President Bola Tinubu said. You have to learn how to obtain power. You need older women to mentor you”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Education is the cornerstone of empowerment. By improving access to education for girls and women, we can equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in political processes. Additionally, raising awareness about the importance of women’s representation in governance is crucial. Public campaigns, media engagement, and community programs can help shift societal attitudes and dismantle stereotypes that hinder women’s political participation”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament who is also the first female to occupy the position, Rt Hon Hadija Memounatou Ibrahimah in her remarks urged the First Lady of Nigeria to serve as the champion of the course of better representation for women in governance in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This she noted is especially so with the commendable contributions to the issues of women and girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Your Excellency, you transmit a kind of light that illuminates the leadership of Nigeria. It touches the lives of even the ordinary man”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Women account for half of the population of ECOWAS member States. Only 17% are Parliamentarians and 24% are Ministers in the region. It is high time to reduce the under representation of women in democracy”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senate President, Senator Godwill Akpabio who was represented by the Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau stated that for the Senate, women participation in governance is a priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We will redefine the power of women in governance”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Session, the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in a nostalgic move, visited the newly renovated hallowed Red Chamber. She commended the leadership of the senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The First Lady was a 3 term Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District till 2023.

 

 

SIGNED

Busola Kukoyi

SSA Media to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

22nd July,2024

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