FG To Provide Housing For 2000 Families

(Middle), The Minister of State Works and Housing, Mu'azu Jaji Sambo, Arc. Abimbola Asein (Right) and others during an Inspection at the Affordable Housing Management Development Initiatives Site at Gwagwalada Monday, January 17, 2022.

The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has disclosed that the Federal Government was working towards providing more housing for about 2000 families in the Federal Capital Territory.

This was contained in a press statement signed by Deputy Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Stephen Kilebi on Monday, January 17, 2022.

TheFact Nigeria recalls that the government launched the Web Portal for sale of the National Housing Programme (NHP) completed homes to Nigerians in November last year.

Sambo, during his maiden inspection of the Affordable Housing and Management Development Initiative in Gwagwalada, Abuja yesterday posited that it was a constitutional and fundamental requirement for government to provide decent and affordable houses for its citizens.

“It is a fundamental priority of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to provide decent and affordable houses for the teeming masses of Nigerians especially against the backdrop of rural-urban migration”, he said.

The Minister hinted that Nigeria’s population which is about 200 million is projected to be about 400 million by 2050 and they will need affordable houses.

He further noted that about 100million Nigerians were living in urban areas hence it was the responsibility of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to make sure that affordable houses are provided for them.

“It is part of our mandate and that is why I am here on this inspection to see how I can assist the senior Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola in fast tracking this laudable development,” he said.

Taking the Minister on tour of the project, the Head of Public Private Partnership of the Ministry, Abimbola Asein said that the Affordable Housing Development and Management Initiative was sitting on 113 hectares of land to provide affordable houses for Nigerians especially the low and middle income earners.

Arc. Asein explained that the initiative was a public, private partnership programme to provide affordable houses for Nigerians.

She added: “The first phase of the project which commenced in December 2021 is to put the infrastructure (roads and drainages in place which is about 25% completed and we hope that when the houses are provided, they will be affordable to all Nigerians.”


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