FEC to approve revised National Housing Policy today

The Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) will this morning take steps to move forward the national aspiration of providing adequate housing for Nigerians with a possible approval of  the revised National Housing Policy (NHP).

The approval of the policy is one of the two issues the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ama Pepple, would present to the Council for deliberation today.

The meeting, to be presided over by the Vice President, Namadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,  will  also deliberate on the revised National Urban Development Policy.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered from sources close to the Presidency that also slated for discussion during the meeting is the plan for the implementation of the consolidated paramilitary salary structure for the Directorate of Road Traffic Services in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to be presented by the FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed.

It was gathered that other issues that would occupy the attention of members of the Council in the absence of President Goodluck Jonathan, who is away in Brazil for the World Earth Summit, include the report of the 7th International Land, Naval and Internal Security Systems exhibition (DEFEXPO India 2012), held last April in New Dekhi ,India.

The report of Nigeria’s delegation to the Producers’ Association of Canada (PDAC) 2012 International Convention , Trade Show as well as investors’ Exchange held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada would also be presented by the Minister of Mines and Steel, Mohammed Sada, for deliberation during the meeting.

Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, is expected to also brief the meeting about Nigeria’s participation in the 4th Africa Water Week as well as the General Assembly of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) held in Cairo, Egypt last month.


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