The Founder of First World Communities Limited, Brig.-Gen. Tunde Reis (rtd), yesterday, urged political leaders to emulate the housing development strategy of the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, a former Lagos State Governor, to reduce homelessness in the country.
He also charged leaders to rule by compassion by helping Nigerians have access to affordable housing through pro-poor friendly policies as demonstrated by Jakande.
Reis stated this at the fourth yearly Lateef Kayode Jakande housing lecture organised by Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), with the support of Housing TV Africa in Lagos.
He said that the late Jakande dedicated his life to provision of affordable housing for people by building over 30,000 housing units across the state.
Besides, he said that affordable housing could be driven through government housing schemes as demonstrated by the late Jakande.