Nigeria’s National Housing Scheme begins in 33 states

29 August 2017

The Federal Government of Nigeria recently commenced construction of houses in 33 states for workers under its National Housing Scheme said the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

The pilot scheme engaged 653 contractors to deliver 2,736 units as part of the housing program is concerned.

Availability of land in the 33 states facilitated further the construction of the houses. Fashola further advised on the importance of looking at short, medium and intermediate streams of opportunities for employment and productivity.

This supports the national policy of delivering affordable housing. Job opportunities are created and a total of 54,680 people would be employed in the process. He said this was consistent with one of the pillars of the Economic Theory and Growth.

On procurement, Fashola said he directed the ministry’s staff to review the procurement requirements and guidelines. This is in consultation with its legal department with a view to ensure opened opportunities for participation.

According to him, this is in fulfillment of the objectives of the Council’s theme. It is to build for inclusion, for growth and for prosperity. FCT Minister Mallam Muhammad Bello said in order to tackle housing challenges the FCT Administration initiated the Housing and Urban Management Policy and Programs.

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