Shelter Or Building, What Do I Really Want?

Many people still wallow in the valley of decisions as to what exactly they want. Sometimes, they never get to arrive at the right decision and at other times, they only seek to make their decisions right. This was the tale of Mr Martins, a business man who was caught up in the dilemma of having a shelter or a building. Whatever decision he makes will definitely have an impact in his life. He took up his jacket and headed straight to his friend’s house to seek advice.
Should I just seek to get a shelter or have my own building? Mr Martins asked his bosom friend. His friend’s reply was what made all the difference. Why should you just seek for a shelter to hide your head while you can actually build yours? His friend replied. He became lost in thought and mulled over his friend’s reply as he returned home.
There are actually a thousand reasons why many people feel it’s better to have a shelter than to build; some of these reasons range from perceptions that it is strenuous building, time wasting, costly or even at worse, getting a reliable builder. In as much as these reasons seem genuine, they are nothing but excuses that hinder us from realizing our dreams of getting a beautiful home.
Have you ever wondered how it feels to have a building that matches your exact needs? Have you considered the satisfaction that comes from building something of value? Have you envisaged how good it feels to be a part of the building process? Do you know the feelings that come with building a home for yourself? Do you also know you can boost your local economy by building?
Amelia Earhart once said that the most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You don’t have to worry about your ability to carry out the project. All that is needed is a determined stance that you are ready to build. We are all products of our decisions.
Mr Martins heeded to his friend’s advice and he made the unique decision that he was going to build. His first point of contact was the office of a building expert who led him through the intricacies of what the building process would entail. Mr Martins happily shared his ideas of what he wants his home to look like. It was the best decision he had ever made in his life. Few months afterwards, the building was ready and it was a dream come true for Mr Martins.
Are you wondering how possible is it for you to also have a building of your dream? Have you tried reaching out to some builders to help actualize your dream and they failed? Have you lost trust in committing your building projects in the hands of builders? Have you spent so much on your structure and nothing still seems to be done? Are you in need of reliable, tested and trusted building experts?
At Rohn Homes, we are a global building organization with the communal attitude at the heart of what we do. We are instinctive, inquisitive, creative, sensible, and bold, with excellent customer service delivery. Our team of experts is ready to work with you in delivering top notch building projects that will certainly match your taste. Once you make your decision to build, we are ready to make it happen. And remember, we don’t just build, we deliver dreams.


Buying land in places like Abuja, Lagos among other big cities in Nigeria may seem demanding because of the steps and procedures one must undergo before the transfer of ownership can be successfully completed.
The best and fastest way to avoid the legal and bureaucratic hurdle involved is by consulting the services of a good real estate agency as they know their way around all the presumably difficult steps.
To begin, you have to understand that all the lands in the metropolis and outskirt areas of Abuja belong to the federal government. The government then confers the authority to two agencies called Federal Capital Development Agency (FCDA) and Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS) to oversee all land affairs and regulations within Abuja jurisdiction.
AGIS is responsible for generation, management and administration of geospatial and land-related matters in Abuja which include handling of data capture, processing, and computerization of land-related departments and customer services such as billing and revenue collection.
There are two types of lands in Abuja which are FCDA land and Area Council land. Area Council lands were initially allocated by the chairman of each area council until the responsibility became that of the FCT minister.
The minister is currently the sole authority involved in the allocation of land that was initially under the two aforementioned councils.
As a prospective land buyer in Abuja, you should understand that some lands are under government acquisition while others are government committed lands. Lands acquired by the government for its specific use is lands under Government acquisition. This means the government has plans for these lands.
On the other hand, government committed lands are land which the government will never sell or give to any individual. Examples of these lands are land designated for pipelines, roads, government estates, government schools etc. Any individual who violates and erect a structure on this kind of land will eventually have his structure demolished and charged to court.
To acquire a land in Abuja, you may necessarily need to consult experts in the field to give advice or render a professional assistance. Real Estate Firms like Rural Homes Ltd have at their disposal, collection of professionals who can handle the whole process of purchase of land and development of property on your behalf.
The following are the major steps you need to go through to successfully acquire a land in any part of Abuja:
Confirming the actual size of the land: Though allocation papers usually include the size of the concerned land. Most times, they are not accurate. The actual size of a land is usually contained in the Technical Deeds plan produced by a surveyor. If the land you are purchasing already has a Technical Deed Plan you can go ahead with the next action.Get a Surveyor to take you around the land using the coordinates contained in the TDD: This is especially important if you are acquiring a large piece of land which can’t be assessed from close range. The importance of this is to make sure the land is in good condition and does not contain any unusable surface.Run a background check at the Local Area Council: This search helps you know the status of the land. If it’s in the city’s master plan, already sold to someone or free for acquisition, this is where you will find out. It is also advisable to double check about the land with AGIS.Register with AGIS: you can proceed to register the land after you might have double checked that it has no present owner. The payment of the necessary fee will warrant you a receipt which is your Right of Occupancy. Immediately after occupying this document, you can proceed with an application for Certificate of Occupancy (C of O).Payment of compensation: Though the federal government is the present owner of all lands in Abuja, those lands had owners before the government acquired them. In order to complete the acquisition stage, you will need to pay a compensation fee to the initial owners of the land. Usually, the value of a land depends on the number of economic trees present on it. Once again, you will need the assistance of one who has gone through this process countless times in order to avoid running into complications. For more information contact our experts.

Master Craftsman Project

In an effort to overcome challenges of poor workmanship in the Nigerian  building industry, the Lagos State Ministry of Housing in conjunction with the Nigerian Institute of Building  initiated  “Master Craftsman Project* ‘, which has helped in the upskilling of building artisans in diverse trades.
 After the practical training yesterday, Saturday, 2nd February, 2019 at the   Government Technical College, Ikorodu, a group photograph of the artisans and their instructors was taken with the assessors,  Bldr. Awobodu and Bldr. Mrs. Yinka Momoh.