It could be recalled that EYEGAMBIA earlier posted a video that featured a Gambian real estate mogul, Mr. Mustapha Njie (Taf) who promised to build one million homes across Sub-Saharan Africa with a further extension to other African countries. The video which went viral, hitting over a million people has since caught the attention of African leaders.
In a follow-up report, Mr. Njie, CEO of TAF Africa revealed that, since the publication was made about his project, he was contacted by several African leaders and state governors who are expressing partnership interests in his housing revolution across the continent.
The estate developer who has already started his “Project One Million Homes” has developed numerous properties in his home country, The Gambia. His first project outside Gambia is an Estate located in Port Harcourt, the capital and largest city of River state -Nigeria. The property has over one thousand houses including about 600units of apartments, villas, etc constructed on 40 hectares of land.
Following the earlier viral video which focused mainly on this facility, state governors have contacted the developer to discuss the possibilities of extending the project to other states. Recent among this calls was a visit paid to the Port Harcourt facility by Mr. Ayodeji Amodu, the special assistant to the Lagos State governor for housing, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is very passionate about dealing with the problem of homelessness in the state.
During this encounter, Mr. Njie explained how impactful the project will be to Nigeria and other African countries. Whilst the main focus is to solve housing related challenges, the project equally creates jobs for scores of the local youth who will be recruited and trained in construction to build the houses.
One unique revelation made by the developer about this continent-wide project is the plan to make home ownership much easier for Africa’s youthful population. In the encounter with Mr. Ayodeji, Mr. Njie stated that the project will factor into consideration the needs of the youth who are the first time buyers. With this, flexible measures will be taken to make the project inclusive enough to cover the budgets of the young ones who are just starting work.
The TAF Africa CEO earlier refuted the widespread perception that, such huge projects are normally sponsored by either Chinese or some foreign investors. “I can do probably what anybody can do who is of a different race” he said. Adding that, “I am a made in Gambian product; I’m an African product. Everything I know, everything I’ve had, everything I made in my life, I made it in Africa.”
The real estate developer is yet to officially disclose his next country after the ultra-modern project in Port Harcourt which may soon be extended to other parts of Nigeria. We will follow his activities with keen interest and provide the necessary updates.
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