In an unprecedented conferment of merit awards by the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), the Managing Director of Cosgrove Investment Limited, Mr Umar Abdullahi was honored in his individual capacity for the rare genius, penchant for standards and leadership acumen that characterized his uncommonly eventful decade-long real estate development career that earned him NIA’s “Real Estate Developer of the Year,” while his organization – Cosgrove was honored in its corporate capacity for “excellence in smart cities development in the country.”
The awards were conferred by the Institute at its 2019 Conference and Expo tagged Archibuilt 2019, held in Abuja.
Discussing the significance of NIA’s recognition of Mr. Umar Abdullahi and Cosgrove in their individual and corporate capacities, stakeholders agreed that a product bears the values prioritized by the producer.
The Chairman, Archibuilt Development Services, Arc. Jimoh Faworaja said the honor was conferred in recognition of effort made by Cosgrove in the country’s building – construction sector adding that honoring deserving real estate developers is an effective way of promoting the growth of architectural, engineering and design brands in the country.
Faworaja, who is a former President of the NIA, noted that Archibuilt showcased Cosgrove for the company’s ability to “leverage on the use of innovative technology to tackle the challenges in this constantly evolving and growing building, development and construction sector, bringing global standards and practices to Nigeria.”
The Chief Executive Officer, Cosgrove Investment Limited, Mr Umar Abdullahi who was represented by the Head of Marketing, Cosgrove, Chioma Ugwu, commended the NIA for the recognition and assured that it will continue to strengthen its departments in order to sustain the lead.