The Special Adviser to the Governor of Ondo State on Gender, Hon Olamide Falana has charged Female Architects on construction of buildings that will not cost much in the society as a relief mode for vulnerable women especially single mothers and widows to adequately care for their children in peace.
The Governor’s aide while welcoming the Ondo state chapter of Female Architects of Nigeria (FAN) on a courtesy visit to her office, posited that women architects design for efficiency and comfort hence their role in building cannot be undermined.
“Mortgage is common in other country but not our practice in Nigeria but if we have low cost mortgage houses with low cost of construction for vulnerable women to afford, it will go a long way in alleviating their plight and these are areas i wish female Architects can look into even if it means bringing together stakeholders in building profession”
Earlier, the State Representative and Secretary of the Association, Abimbola Adeleye and Oyindamola Olarenwaju respectively, sought the support of Ondo Gender office to enhance more recognition and inclusiveness of FAN in Governance while reiterating their readiness to collaborate in Advocacy, Environmental issues, Waste management, Housing, recreation centres stressing that people need to recreate.
“If a Housing Estate is drawn up, we have recreation centres mapped out because they help to maintain micro-climate of the area and also bring children closer to nature. Call us board for consultancy in building projects. We are ready and willing to work”
Hon Olamide Falana however pledged the support of Ondo Gender office in all lines of collaboration with the Association.