| Land Tenure Changes & Home Ownership |
President Jonathan has stated that the Federal Government was committed to providing adequate housing for Nigerians as part of its measures to ensure that the housing sector contributes the expected 20 per cent of the nationís GDP.
| Federal Government plans mass housing scheme |
Apr 14, 2011, 19:10
The President stated this at the ground breaking ceremony of the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Housing Estate, the Civil Service Village at the Kaba District; Phase IV, FCT, Abuja, on Thursday, April 14.
President Jonathan disclosed that in governmentís plans for the housing sector, 600,000 housing units will be constructed by the Federal Ministry of Housing, 240,000
units by the Federal Housing Authority, while 5,000 units will be constructed through the Public-Private-Partnership arrangement and expressed hope that the initiative will provide jobs for the youth in the country.
He urged the civil servants to see the initiative as part of governmentís effort in providing the requisite environment for them to give their best in support of
the Administrationís transformation enterprise and to also remain alive to its responsibility as it is one of governmentís operational institution to drive its policies and programmes for growth and development.
President Jonathan praised the foresight of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Professor Oladapo Afolabi, and his team for piloting the scheme and synergising with the private sector for its funding and said it was in line with governmentís belief that the quantum of housing needs required to meet the demands of its citizens needed such collaborative effort with the private sector.
Professor Afolabi applauded President Jonathan for attending the ground breaking ceremony and said it was a demonstration of his commitment and interest in enhancing the capacity of the civil service through improved welfare.
He urged the civil servants to remain loyal, faithful and committed to the government and strife to build an institution that will continue to drive government programmes.
A total of 3, 292 unitsí houses made up of high and low density types is expected to be constructed in the first phase of the project, expected to be completed in three years.
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