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News Updated: November 16, 2023

FG to build 34, 500 houses – Minister Dangiwa

By Adekunle Obas
November 16, 2023
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The federal government, Thursday declared plan to construct 34,500 houses for low-income and high-income earners across the country.

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing meeting at the 12th National Council of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development meeting held in Kaduna state. 

The Minister said "For the avoidance of doubt, we are ready to rewrite the history of housing development in the country by the time the tenure of this present government expires.

Dangiwa affirmed that the government was set to commence Phase 1 of the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates and Slum Upgrading Programme nationwide before the end of this year.

In the Phase 1 of the project,  Dangiwa added,  "we have targeted to deliver 34,500 housing units consisting of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom affordable multi-level flats and bungalows for low-income earners.

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"The phase will consist construction of high-end detached bungalows, terraces and duplexes for high income earners in Thirty (30) States of the Federation including, Kano, Lagos, Rivers, Borno, Enugu, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

"We have already mapped out the following options. These include Rent-to-Own, Public Rental, Mortgage Loans, and where applicable, outright sale.  

On the Slum upgrading programme, he said,the Ministry plans to upgrade a total of 26 slums in the Six (6) regions of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory. 

"This project would ensure the provision of key infrastructure and ancillary services including access roads, water supply, solar street light, drainages, sanitation and waste management services etc., 

 

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On the 28m housing deficit, the minister assured Nigerians, it will be a thing of the past as the present administration is ready to rewrite the history of housing development in the country .

"By the time the tenure of this present government expired, we will have provided enough houses to Nigerians. We have engaged the National Population Commission to help us get the accurate data of houses in the country, he declared.

 

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