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LandWey earns certification on quality management system

Developer deploys 3R model for waste management at Royal Palms Villa  ANIEFIOK UDONQUAK, Uyo  Jofame Integrated, the developer of Royal Palms Villa, a private estate being developed in Akwa Ibom State, says it is set to deploy best practices in its waste management systems at the estate. The estate is designed to be sustainable and compliant to human waste management using the  Resource Recovery and Rescue (3R) model.  Gideon MfonAbasi,  Jofame Integrated’s CEO, explained recently at the unveiling of the estate promises to be one its kind, adding that it is designed to manage its sewage and organic waste without heavy electro-mechanical components.  “The  anaerobic central  sewage treatment plant will treat, digest and convert biomass, sludge and biodegradable materials into biogas and nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizers,” the chief executive said.  The  eco-friendly and  green technology housing system, according to him, will reduce carbon foots in the state in response to SDG Goal 6 which  ensures sustainable management of water and sanitation.  The Villa which is strategically located on a 3.67-hectare prime land, is just minutes away from Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort,  Nwaniba, Uyo. It will be equipped with fiber-to-home connectivity, and state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting materials.  The company says it is out to democratize real estate by making the estate available to more people. “Royal Palm Villa provides a unique blend of safe and secure community living that welcomes its residents to feel at home.  “The beautifully landscaped garden behind the living areas will provide a unique, healthy and natural environment for recreation and also for the use of children to play with their friends,” the CEO said.  Continuing, he said, “the estate offers studio flats, 1 & 2-bedroom terrace apartments; 3, 4 & 5-bedroom detached apartments, club house, gate house/ utilities, and recreational areas. It  also boasts spacious living areas, kitchen /store, and office.”  MfonAbasi explained  that construction was already underway for a range of apartments, including studio apartments and five-bedroom detached units, adding that power lines were being installed with plans for over 150 apartments.  “This is the first  of its kind in Akwa Ibom State;  we are building a green compliant residential estate and we intend to work with International Finance Corporation (IFC) to own a green compliant certification.  We are working on a residential project that is going to be tech-driven, energy efficient and fully serviced and gated,” he said.  He recalled that in the last few years, they have looked at the state and seen that the real estate business is non-existent or primarily for the billionaires to benefit from, adding, “in reality, real estate is meant to be something for everyone and what our company is planning to do is to democratize real estate and make it available to more people.”  “Our company is committed to open up more space and challenge the statue-quo and be able to bring wealth to a greater number of Akwa Ibom people.  “We also believe that creativity and innovation is birthed in a serene environment and our commitment is to bring that kind of environment to Akwa Ibom State, where services work, where you are not bothered on how to get power.  “We have been doing it in the last ten years, we have two developments in Lagos State, one of it is a 3.3 hectare development and the other one that is ongoing is a 30-hectare development and right on Lekki-Epe Express Way.  “We felt that it was time to do it in Akwa Ibom State and we got a location that is exciting, a location that connects with our brand value, that is, live, work and play. Of course, you know that the Golf Course is a rallying point in Akwa Ibom State,” he said.  On other key features  of the estate, MfonAbasi listed drainage, security, paved roads, CCTV, play areas, greenery, streetlights. He also listed recreational amenities to include a lawn tennis court, a 5-a-side football court, and various sporting facilities, scheduled for  completion  before the second quarter of 2024.

LandWey Investment Limited, a major player in Nigeria’s real estate sector has bagged the International Accounting Standards (IAS) accredited certification in recognition of its commitment, attainment and compliance with the requirements of international standards for the provision of site, services and residential developments for sale.

The certification followed a comprehensive audit and evaluation exercise conducted by the IAS accredited Management Systems Conformity Body (MSCB-152) – DMSL in August 2022.

The assessment listed Landwey as an organization providing sites & services and residential development for sale on the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) global search directory – iafcertsearch.org, the official directory for all accredited ISO-certified companies.

The certification applies to any organization, regardless of size or industry. More than one million organisations from more than 160 countries have applied the ISO 9001 standard requirements to their quality management systems.

Adeshola Bello, the managing director at LandWey, in a press briefing recently expressed her gratitude for the recent achievement.

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According to Bello, “Specifically, to become ISO 9001-certified, we have been independently assessed by the accredited certification body recognized globally, against ISO 9001:2015 requirements showing our commitment to quality assurance and customer satisfaction.

“This ISO certification demonstrates the commitment to our values in terms of excellence in the delivery of products and services. Our processes, policies and business activities were audited to ensure compliance with the requirements of the standard. We are very excited about this achievement as we continue to grow our market share and make positive strides in the industry.”

Applauding the team’s efforts in achieving this feat, Seun Eyitayo, the chief operating officer at LandWey, said the ISO 9001:2015 certificate proves that the company demonstrates the ability and commitment to consistently provide quality products and services that meet their customer’s satisfaction as well as regulatory requirements.

“Now, more than ever, we are committed to quality and excellence in the delivery of our products and services.

“As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, LandWey will continue to follow the requirements, specifications and guidelines, set by the standard. Furthermore, we will ensure that we are consistently offering solutions that meet world-class standards.

“By achieving the certification, we are able to exhibit our commitment to providing quality service, to which we will dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement and development and keep investing in technology, processes, and procedures to achieve the same,” Eyitayo noted.