The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, Thursday 23rd June, 2022 paid a progress visit to Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Mass Housing Estate site in Zuba, Abuja to ascertain the level of completion of the estate, in readiness for commissioning.
FHA Spokesperson, Kenneth Chigelu disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.
According to Chigelu, the Minister was taken round the estate by the Managing Director and Chief Executive of FHA, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, in the company of the Authority’s Executive Director Project Implementation, Engr. Sam Chinonso Omoke and other staff.
He noted that, the Minister inspected the nine remaining blocks of flats that were at various stages of completion.
He further disclosed that the breakdown of the blocks awaiting completion showed 1 Block of 2 Bedroom Flat at plastering and fixing of windows stage, 7 Blocks of 1 Bedroom, at fixing of doors, tilling and external works stage.
During the inspection, the minister however observed the need for adjustments in the external finishing in some blocks. He also observed that the trees planted in the estate were still at nursery stage.
He therefore advised that henceforth, efforts should be made to plant trees at sites as soon as construction was started, so that the trees could grow as the project progressed.
He also called on Management of the FHA to come up with the exact quantity of work remaining to be put into the estate, which would determine the actual time for the final completion of the project.
The statement continued: “the Zuba Mass Housing Estate is a Pilot project of Federal Housing Authority to be replicated across the nation. The project sits on 18 hectares of land, housing 764 units of various house types.
“The breakdown shows a total of 16 blocks of 3 Bedroom Flats in a block of 8 flats, 32 blocks of 2 Bedroom Flats in a block of 8 Flats, 14 blocks of 1 Bedroom Flats in a block of 16 Flats and 5 Blocks of Terrace duplexes in 4 rows.
“The estate is already serviced with 100% completed standard infrastructure such as Roads and Drains, External Water Distribution Network, Electricity External Reticulation, Perimeter Fence Work, 3Nos Water Stations, Injector Transformers, Civil Works and Servicing of blocks with underground cables”.