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Are You Overseas Trying To Build Your House In Naija?

This is mostly for people abroad trying to build their own house in Naija.

Before I proceed, please don't chew me up. I am by no means a 419.

I am a worker, a hard one in deed. I thought I share my success with you guys.

I have rencently finished my house in Ikotun area, may be I should say my husband and I.

You can read my posts in the past while we were still building it, you will find some useful

info.

A lot of us want to build, want to come back home and retire one day, but the thought of getting into

the building mess makes this impossible. No one to trust, family or friends.

I have good news for you, my brother has proven to me that no one should be debared due to

these problems

Therefore, what I'm proposing here is an unusual contractor, who is going to help you achieve your goal

Help your dream come true. He's earned my trust and a few friends of mine here in the US.

I will be his guarantor. I will stand for him. He will help you build your house stage by stage.

Making sure one step is done before another.

I have more to tell you guys, but first you have to show a little bit of interest. I will give you all

my information including his.

By the way, he's not and engineer or an archi, but our father was a building contractor, who owned his block and building materials industry back in the days. We achieved a lot from him. My brother and I have used this experience to do what was almost impossible when building our own house.

So if you are one of those who have problems building, or finishing due to people eating up your money

because money grow on the streets overseas. You will remember the day you read this post.

If you are in Naija too, and you are having problems with your workers, swallowing your materials, we can help too.

If anyone has had anything to do with me on nairalamnd in the past, pls say it here

email me or drop me questions. luckyme9@ymail.com.

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For the few that had contacted me, It's Ok to post everything we have talked about, just keep My name confidential.

Thanks

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@Amaka & Mama-gee, I'm in Springfield IL. You can contact by e-mail for more clarification when you are ready.

I just want you to know anybody can build in naija as long as you have a job here and can reserve a little towards

this dream. I wish I had opend up my eyes a long time ago, I woukld have been on my house number five by now,

All the money I spent between JCP, Mascy's and Dillards. But thank God for his grace.

cheers

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Mama-gee/Amaka, Surely its sth you both like to think of when you grow up.

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@ Mr Pennywise,

Quote"You seem desirous of doing what you can to further your brother's career because he 'perfomed' when you entrusted him with money to build your house.

But he is your brother, what would you expect him to do? Ordinarily, the temptation to misappropriate money under circumstances like this is high because the crooks themselves know they can get away with it. They recognize that structures here are weak, law enforcement completely unreliable (they can turn against you), agreement is nothing more than a piece of paper.

That is what you would expect your brother, but unfortunately, tha's not always the case, listening to different people's stories here in the US.

Just so you know since I have started talking about his honesty in building my house two different people have used him. The first one he helped build build their fence. I think they only did 5 coaches. And the other one is plastering a small bungalow.

Just so you know, I was just in Naija between April and June, I actualy met wilth a couple of people from Nairaland. You might live in Naija today

but you can't tell me things has chaged that much since June.

Talk about taking off from work for more that 4 weeks, it's just impossible for a lot of people abroad. Between their salary that tthey are going to miss, Mortgage/Rent Daycare for their kids, it is just impossible. I did not have to take off that long and my house was built from start to finish.

Who says I was't there at least once a year, but that was not enough if I didn't trust him.

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@ Design5

Quote"Doesn't rely sound like your referring someone. Sound like your advertising your partner."

This is absolutely not my intention.  But I tell you what, I have enough experience in the construction field

and a big business background.  So, if I want to do this for living, I will be advertising for myself, and tha's what I will call

it.  I won't mislead people. That's just not my thing

By the way I must  let you know that I follow a couple of your posts and responses in the past, and I do admire and respect your experience in this field.  But this is just for a lot of people abroad, who want to build, they work hard  to save up money, not that people don't work hard in Naija.

But they are far away from home, they can't just get on the plane due to finances or immigration.  But they desire to one day come back

home.  To a home of their own.  Their families and friends thinks its easy when it's not.

If I realy want to go into building contractor business, I will wait till all my kids graduate and come back home.

Anyway I will still contact you before I come home next year since my next site is in the Lekki area

cheers.

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Hello Luckyme

You seem desirous of doing what you can to further your brother's career because he 'perfomed' when you entrusted him with money to build your house.

But he is your brother, what would you expect him to do? Ordinarily, the temptation to misappropriate money under circumstances like this is high because the crooks themselves know they can get away with it. They recognize that structures here are weak, law enforcement completely unreliable (they can turn against you), agreement is nothing more than a piece of paper.

Identified killers, rapists armed robbers walk the streets unhindered in Nigeria and you are talking about some kind of written guaranttee for a business that is entirely of a financial nature! Come on. Not sure when you left Nigeria, but things have taken a far more desperate turn.

I dont live abroad but I have had experiences I have no wish to bore NLers with.The best thing to do (for anyone living abroad that wants to build a house) is take time off. There is so much you can do in a 4week holiday period. I am not aware people still go into that kind of arrangement.

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Doesn't rely sound like your referring someone. Sound like your advertising your partner.

Anyway, Some of us do the same thing, but I must confess, its always difficult at the initial take-off. So you have to be prepared. Try considering Building construction Capitalism. That's what I do (although in stages), that way you don't have to beg people to trust you, you buy/earn trust and still charge an interest. And they keep doing the referrers for you.

Cheers

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I'm pretty sure there are people out there, here in the US Europe or Asia, who are going through this problem.

I can say this because I hear a lot of stories about how people's hard earned money has been used to party, and

other businesses other than building homes for the owners.

This is your time to build, every Nigerian overseas working hard to make money deserve something nice to show for our

coming abroad to do "omo'do".

So, don't be afraid, my call is not to personally make money from you, but to help you, by standing behind someone who can

buld you your dream home at your own pace.

So, I'm still waiting to hear from you guys, only one or two people to start and of course the good news will spread.

By the way, I'm a wife and a mother of five. Who runs my own little business, during the day and still work nights at the hospital

just to reduce my lenght of stay here abroad.

So don't think I dont know what it takes to put money together. That's the more reason I'm sticking my head out to do this for others

who are less privileged

luckyme9@ymail.com

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@ poster

Thanks for the info. I sure am interested in building a house in Lagos area. I am looking for info on land purchase to start with, or buying a two storey four flat. I will email you. Cheers.

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