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Nigeria 2018 | CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE | COLUMN

TBY talks to Michael Ejoh, Executive Director, T.A.G. Nigeria, on the sector.

Michael Ejoh

Have you seen growing interest from the diaspora to invest in Nigeria?

When we held our first expo in 2016, we timed it for November because we knew Nigerians are more likely to visit family members around Christmas, and we anticipated that they might come to Nigeria shortly after the exhibition and visit the properties they had seen. Following the expo, we saw NGN750 million (USD2.08 million) in property sales. We also did an expo in Houston and plan to hold similar events in Washington DC, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. The interest is there, and we are building on it.

What are your long-term ambitions for T.A.G. Nigeria?

We want to be the industry leader in attracting Nigerians abroad to buy property here. Every year we will continue to expand the network and reach all parts of the world. We want to be able to sell Nigeria, not only for business, but to make people realize the country is not only the negativity we see in the media every day. Many only see what is not working; however, we want to showcase what is working, and one of them is real estate.