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Cablegate: Nigeria: Lagos State Takes Steps to Lower Mortage Interest

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R 150736Z JUL 08
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INFO RUEHUJA/AMEMBASSY ABUJA 9700
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 LAGOS 000254

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EINV EAID EIND EFIN NI

SUBJECT: NIGERIA: LAGOS STATE TAKES STEPS TO LOWER MORTAGE INTEREST
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stakeholders illustrate that housing need cannot be met without the
development of a functional mortgage market, which is predicated on
a stable and low interest rate regime as well as reform of the
country's cumbersome and outdated Land Use Act. End Comment.

7. (U) This cable has been cleared with Embassy Abuja.

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