President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration would address the challenges of housing shortages to Nigerian public workers.
Buhari stated this yesterday in Jalingo through his minister of state, Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Bala during the commissioning of the ministerial pilot housing scheme project which the ministry plans to construct in every state of the country for public workers every year over the next three years under a public-private partnership arrangement. He said the project has reached an advanced stage in terms of implementation.
He added that the national housing model has been released for each geo-political zone which takes care of the cultural diversity in the choice of housing type and would promote standardization and the use of local materials.
“This will not only lead to affordability of houses for Nigerians across the federation, but will create employment for the teeming youths that are currently unemployed,” he said.
He explained that one of the policy thrusts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration was the provision of affordable housing to Nigerians, adding that the completion of the estate was an actualization of the affordable housing policy as it will no doubt transform not less than 202 Nigerians from being tenants to proud homeowners.
“This project of this ministerial pilot housing scheme projects Taraba State was financed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria and developed by a private developer-Afrik Nigeria Limited,” he noted.
He commended the management of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria for the success recorded with the completion of the estate, adding that the apex mortgage bank institution in Nigeria has a big role to play in actualization of the aspirations of many Nigerians.