27 states donate land for mass housing

Completed work at the 500 housing unit Kalambaina Estate awaiting commissioning.
Completed work at the 500 housing unit Kalambaina Estate awaiting commissioning.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says 27 states have provided the ministry with land on which to build houses for the masses.

Mr. Fashola told journalists in Lagos on Friday night that the government had to lay the structure and establish a system before calling for private participation in the housing sector.

He said most of the building materials to be used would be sourced locally to fast-track growth and reduce unemployment.

“If we achieve what we are planning, we would have built a system; if it becomes enduring like the new pension scheme, the better.

“When acceptability has set in, the private sector can be called in,” he said, adding that the Federal Mortgage Bank would play a significant role in providing funds.”

Mr. Fashola said the socio-cultural needs of each geopolitical zone would be considered in arriving at what architectural designs to choose for a particular town. Babatunde Fashola

He said that the targeted group would be civil servants on levels eight to 15 and their contemporaries in the private sector who would spend an agreed number of years to pay for the houses.

According to the minister, once successfully established, it will be built on by successive administrations at all tiers of government and the private sector.



Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:DIABETES Is CURABLE! Don't Let It Threaten You! To NORMALIZE Your Blood Sugar In 21Days For Life, Click Here!!!.

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.