FG to deliver 900 homes in 35 states – Minister
The Minister of State for Public Works and Housing, Malam Mu’azu Sambo, revealed that the federal government is
is working to deliver 900 housing units under its National Housing Program (NHP) in 35 states across the country.
Sambo, who recently spoke in New York, US, also revealed that the government has completed around 6,000 housing units across the country.
The houses, he said, were financed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), adding that Nigerians at home and abroad are expected to buy the houses, which are being sold on the portal. of the Federal Ministry of Public Works and Housing. .
He said: “We have completed phase one of the NHP and in some states phase two is complete and in some states we are in phase three. Almost all states are in phase three. In each state, it’s no less than 100 houses, and we’re looking at 300 houses in three phases.
“Some of them are in the process of being commissioned, but we will be commissioning the Taraba one this month. These houses are reasonably affordable for most Nigerians and if they cannot afford to pay immediately, we encourage them to contact FMBN and open an account with the Bank.
“Interested Nigerians could open an account with FMBN or any of the major mortgage institutions, especially if they are contributing to the National Housing Fund.
Homes are sold on the portal because we want to be transparent. Nigerians are advised to go online, look at houses they like and in all states and apply. ”
He said 700 of the 6,000 units would be inaugurated in Zuba in May, adding that one of the priorities of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was to provide social housing.
“The government’s priority is social inclusion, which aims to reduce poverty and improve the livelihoods of the poor by building houses that will provide them with comfort, shelter and sustainability. For example, we don’t want to build an expensive, hard-to-maintain house. We intend to meet the requirement of the Constitution, which is the right to shelter for every Nigerian,” he said.